Monday, June 23, 2014

Fantasy FĂștbol!

I'm pretty sure God spent a little extra time in Brasil...have you seen the gaaawwwwjjuuusss people!??!?! However, the real stars this summer are the footballers. I don't care if you had no idea that South Korea had a football team or if you're emotionally hungover from that US/Portugal game last night....you must admit, football has the FINEST players! I've curated a little cheat sheet - my top picks for HOTTEST players in the 2014 World Cup! Thank me later, Coach Kay ;-)

                                                                MY STARTING 11:

                                                            KARIM BENZEMA
REAL MADRID; FRANCE NATIONAL TEAM
                                                                       GLEN JOHNSON
LIVERPOOL; ENGLAND NATIONAL TEAM
                                                                  JOHN BROOKS
HERTHA BSC, U.S NATIONAL TEAM

TIM HOWARD
EVERTON; U.S NATIONAL TEAM

ADAM KWARASEY
STROMGODSET; GHANA NATIONAL TEAM

JERMAINE JONES
BESIKTAS; U.S NATIONAL TEAM 
                                                                   
                                                                          GERARD PIQUE
FC BARCELONA; SPAIN NATIONAL TEAM
                                                       
                                                                 KEVIN PRINCE BOATENG
FC SCHALKE 04; GHANA NATIONAL TEAM
                                                              NACER CHADLI
TOTTENHAM HOTSPURS; BELGIUM NATIONAL TEAM
ROBIN VAN PERSIE
MANCHESTER UNITED; NETHERLANDS NATIONAL TEAM

ALEKSANDR KERZHAKOV
ZENIT ST.PETERSBURG; RUSSIA NATIONAL TEAM






THE BENCH: HONORABLE MENTIONS
                                                         CHRISTIANO RONALDO
REAL MADRID; PORTUGAL NATIONAL TEAM
                                                                               
                                                                            NIGEL DE JONG
A.C MILAN; NETHERLANDS NATIONAL TEAM
                                                                      LUIS SUAREZ
LIVERPOOL, URUGUAY NATIONAL TEAM
JEROME BOATENG
BAYERN MUNICH; GERMANY NATIONAL TEAM
                                                                     
                                                  HULK (GIVANILDO VIEIRA DE SOUZA)
ZENIT ST. PETERSBURG; BRAZIL NATIONAL TEAM



Monday, June 16, 2014

#FromRioWithLove

Rio de Janeiro...full stop! Unless you're living under a rock, you're probably running a World Cup fever or you should at least be a little warm and clammy (hate that word, love grossing people out with it). Myself and two of my favorite people will be making the cross Atlantic jaunt to join the madness! We're keeping our schedules pretty open, but you just can't hit Rio without doing some of the touristy stuff and documenting with obligatory photos like the quintessential Christ the Redeemer pose, a few of those "view of the ocean" pix aka look at my oiled/tanned legs and let us not forget the caipirinha photo ops. We'll do it all, meet new people, enjoy the football cult life, but what I'm most excited about is our day out to sea...I LOVE boats!



A few deets about my trip:

Accommodations: Thank God for chocolate and AirBnB (completely unrelated, yes), but I can't stop testifying on my love for AirBnB! We're staying in West Rio, Barra da Tijuca, it's about 11 miles away from the city center - a 30 minute ride in Rio traffic. We're staying in a high rise condo directly across from the beach with every fancy schmancy amenity you can imagine for 1 week during the WORLD CUP...all for $1,800...can't beat that with a stick!

Air: I've always been a Delta Airlines girl, but they really carved out a permanent spot in my heart when they gave me a travel voucher after my ticket went down by $500!! Who does that??? Delta does!!!! #KeepClimbing

Must Do:
Christ the Redeemer
Mountains/Beaches- Sugar Loaf Mountain, Copacabana, Ipanema
Jardim Botanico
Santa Teresa
Lapa
Favela Tour
Visit a Samba school

So these next few days, before takeoff, will be dedicated to me learning a few Portuguese phrases, getting my hair and nails done...oh and my wax appointment - should I save that for Rio? I mean a Brazilian in Brazil...could be blogworthy, right?!?!?!

Stay tuned to Instagram because I'll be hashtagging the hell out of everything...#FromRioWithLove

Beijos!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

REWIND <- <- <-

Oy vey what can I say??? One year sure does fly when you're having fun *nervous laughter*. I've been an awful BlogMommy, buttttt as a result I have tons of great memories likeeeee my family reunion in TDot- gotta love the Canucks, my dirty 30 in Europe, that time I ran away to a mystery island, NY shenanigans, Boxing Day in Jamaica (no one was injured), Trinidad for Carnival, breakfast in Barbados/lunch in Jamaica and a trip to visit Grammy- she lives where you vacation #Nassau...yes, selflessly, I did it all for you *winks*. Now time to get my groove back on this here blog and remind you why traveling is the shit and how you can do it all with champagne taste on a beer budget! Brace yourself for this past year's who, what and where in pix..

           











































What next for me? Caipirinhas, futbol and beach...I'm going to Brasil, ya'll!!! Stay tuned for deets on my upcoming hajj to the mecca of FUTBOL!! #WorldCup2014







 
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