Second day of knock-out games
Sun 29 Jun 2014 - Sun 29 Jun 2014 80 °F
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.
We wait in line for the elevator up to the terrace.
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).
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...
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.