While living and traveling through Brazil from May 2015 to Aug. 2015, I learned much more about soccer, journalism, photography, life, loneliness, passion, pleasure, fun, people and food than I anticipated.
Manaus, Brazil — One thing I can check off my bucket list: visiting the Amazon.
Manaus, Brazil — It may be winter in some areas of Brazil, but in the heart of the Amazon, you can’t go a few seconds without sweating buckets.
While walking around the streets of Manaus, Brazil, I suddenly hear them approaching. Zzz! Mosquitoes, coming down from the heavens, biting my skin and possibly transmitting yellow fever into my bloodstream.
FIFA decided to withdraw its own objection to use the multimillion dollar stadium, and Manaus will host matches in next year’s Olympic games.
The multimillion dollar stadium I will visit in Manaus, Brazil will not be used for next year’s 2016 Olympics, which deems it useless.
There are only 100 days left until I step foot in Brazil, but there is still plenty to do before I land in Rio de Janeiro.