Imagina na Copa…

1950 was the last time Brazil hosted the World Cup and it could be just as long for people to see the event being played out in the country again.  We knew we wanted to go to some games and the easiest (cheapest) way to do that would be stay in São Paulo and hope…

Fun at the Fan Fests

Ever since Brazil was chosen to host the World Cup we had pie in the sky plans to be around during the world’s greatest sporting event.  Watching things from afar during South Africa 2010, we promised ourselves to find a way to be in the “country of soccer” for the once in a lifetime occasion…

The white city

As the constitutional capital of Bolivia and possibly its most beautiful city as well, Sucre is known as the “White City” because the color is on display nearly everywhere you go.  As the symbolic heart of the nation, independence was proclaimed here and the whitewashed buildings sheltering pretty patios make it pleasant to walk through. …

Potosí’s rich mountain

Sitting at an elevation of more than 13,300 feet, Potosí is one of the highest cities in the world and is known for supplying much of the Spanish empire’s wealth hundreds of years ago.  The Cerro Rico, or rich mountain, which overlooks the city was one of the richest in the world and continues to…

An unforgettable bus ride

We had plans to take a bus directly to the mining town of Potosí as soon as we got back from the salt flats but some local social strife caused a hiccup.  Because of a disagreement between the government and the population about the size and location of a new bus station, police checkpoints were…