Day ... unknown ....but a fair while since last sitrep.....sitrep
Ok.... for those who have been paying particular attention, you mayl have noticed some gaps appearing in my sitreps, this is due to the fact, once again, that I am at the World Cup and partying my arse off and sometimes the thought of sitting and writing is just to much!
Currently it's day 35 and as I type, I am stood at the Christ The Redeemer statue (or 'Bob the Redeemer' as I prefer to call it... I Don't know why...............................she swallowed a fly, perhaps she'll die??!!) overlooking Rio.
I say overlooking but that's a slight lie. The reason it's not overlooking Rio and also the reason I'm typing this instead of staring at 'Bob' and the views, is that' just as we arrived the whole mountain vanished in cloud. I currently have a pic of me and 'Bob the Redeemers' big toe and another one of me and a cloud which contains 'Bob the redeemer'. !!
So to bring you up to date on the state of play since the last sitrep.
The hostel in Recerio proved to be mosquito heaven and I was eaten alive. (just Now there are cheers behind me, as bob the redeemer stuck his face out from the clouds, for all of 0.34 seconds!)
Chilled out Sunday and Monday in Recerio watching football and the 'Round of 16'. Some great games on show, with some of the smaller teams really going for it, but just lacking that cutting edge that a world class player can give you.
Found out my mate 'Parker Jon' is coming out to join the party for 10 days or so, so decided to move to Copacabana beach (Bob just flashed his nuts for a second), and booked a private residence, 1 block back from the beach but had no real idea what it would be like.
Arrived to find it's owned by Isabella, who it some 60's hippy throwback but the place is in position 'A' exactly on the fanfest, with a 'dope smoking' rustic look to it. It's cheap and I am currently in negotiations with Isabella to further rent one of the flats for 10 days. TBC
Copacobana fanfest is rocking! Watched both the Germany and USA matches. USA played superbly well but thankfully went out! Sorry to all my American friends, but you don't even call it football and the moronic chant of "USA USA", should be banned.
Few days till the next Brazil game which will be massive. Last game had a quarter of a million people watching it on the beach, so it will only get bigger if they keep going forward.
A bit of sight seeing for a few days, hence the visit to Bob.
Argentina Chile and Easter Island now postponed for 2 weeks. Will finish the World Cup here in Rio.
P.S bob is not coming out to play. :0(