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Day 18 - Tourist stuff in Brasilia

Second day of knock-out games

sunny 80 °F
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We head out to walk some of the local area before trying to catch the day's games. We are near the TV tower and the open park area which includes this cool fountain and some sculptures. The area is really expansive with lots of people strolling, riding bikes or having picnics - a popular place with the locals on a Sunday.
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We wait in line for the elevator up to the terrace.
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The views from the top are even more spectacular.
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The need for a restroom drives us to the balcony cafe - but it also housed some tourist information and we found a new area to taxi to and explore for the first game (we heard that the fan fest was very hot - all sunny as well).
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A quick trip through the local markets and then back to the hotel to catch a cab - and unfortunately, drop off Kate - she is not feeling great - maybe a cold or something.
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The Lago area is quite nice and we catch the early game at Bierfass. Lots of interesting drinks including Ivan getting a popsicle in his and this strange orange mountains that someone ordered. The restaurant is nice, but a bit too touristy - we don't get as ripped off as Mexico did, but still not a great deal...
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We strolled the area and enjoyed the promenade area before heading back to check on Kate.
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And Ivan just couldn't resist doing a Suarez impression.
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Kate is up and ready to go, so we head out to catch the next Concacaf game. We struggle again to find a place to watch, so we end up in a different hotel lounge that we have to ourselves (at the start of the match). The Ticos seem to have a referee that is bias against them, but luckily end up prevailing against them by nailing all 5 of their PKs. Another gut wretcher.
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Posted by wc2006 03:46 Archived in Brazil

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