World cup in Proto Alegre, Brasil!
I decided to avoid much of travel mayhem of the world cup and just to stay at my mum’s flat which is only 3km from the Beira Rio Stadium and 1 block from the Av. Borges de Medeiros (Caminho do Gol) which was setup for pedestrian only access during match day for the fans.
Apart from the stadium area and Cidade Baixa there was not much of a world cup atmosphere. The neighborhood around my mum’s flat, Cidade Baixa, became the bohemian neighborhood in the last few years, full of bars etc. During the world cup was the place for the visiting fans to hang around.
Some pictures of Parque Marinha, Rio Guaíba sunset and the World Cup Bar.