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4 posts from June 22, 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

US warmups..

Team USA takes the field at Arena Amazonia....But loudest cheer was for Cristiano Ronaldo...

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USA could use this guy today....

Marcelo Balboa working for Univision...

Balboa

MORE photos from Manaus!

MORE photos from Manaus on USA v POR Game Day!!

They really went all out here in Manaus with World Cup fever!!

Manausroad

Another street...

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Manausbalcony

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There are no roads to Manaus, so everything arrives by plane or boat. People carry freight off boats at the port..one guy carried a WASHING MACHINE on his head! Sadly, didn't get my camera out in time to get a snappie of him...

Manausluggage

Manausport3

They have the most delicious bananas in Brazil. One local explained it: "In the USA, you guys like the bananas to look perfect, so you grow them big and sell them yellow. But the best bananas are small with some brown and bruises.''

Manausbanana

My breakfast: Fresh squeezed orange juice and a Pao con Banana y Queiso (bread with sweet plantains and cheese)

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People take hammocks onto ferry boats here and rest in hammocks while they ride...

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The historic old market, built in 1881, patterned after Les Halles in Paris.

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They have all your viagra needs at the market...

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Here is your "Regional Viagra'', not to be confused with the Amazon viagra.

Manausviagra

Finally, look who I ran into at the port!

Manausmascot

 

 

Game Day in Manaus!

Hi from Manaus, a very cool, funky town on the Amazon...This town is in the World Cup spirit with lots of yellow and green street decorations, streamers and balloons. USA vs. Portgual is just over five hours away! I have lots of photos from historic downtown/Port of Manaus and street scenes I will post as soon as wifi is good enough. In the meantime, here are a few shots from USA training yesterday and a few street scenes...

Manausstadium

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Manaushouse

Manauswall

Family from Pittsburgh...

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