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Your World Cup Experience: Airport Edition


Whether you’re traveling to the World Cup or just during the World Cup, let’s face it: you probably don’t consider the airport as an ideal place to keep up with the numerous soccer matches. However, don’t fret! While you wait to board the plane (to Brazil…or to Dallas) you too can stay (comfortably) up-to-date on the latest World Cup ‘gooooooooaaaaal’ with these three tips.

  1. Charge your electronics: Before you even shuffle out of your abode, for the love of all things soccer, make sure all your electronics are charged. All of them. (This will make tip #2 that much easier to realize.) It’s not that there aren’t outlets in airports, there are, but do you want to be wasting your time, frantically eyeing every single wall for some electricity that you have in abundance at home?
  2. Find Free Wi-Fi: “Seek and you will find” was probably written in the context of finding free Wi-Fi (pretty sure, but not positive…). Try seeking out a coffee shop, like Starbucks, that (usually) has free Wi-Fi for its patrons.
  3. Livestream the game(s): I remember a dark time when I lived sans cable. That dark time also encompassed the previous, 2010 World Cup. Whilst sulking on the internet, I found the Holy Grail of live-streaming soccer: ESPN. This year, ESPN will also be live-streaming all 64 soccer matches, and you can watch them via their WatchESPN website and/or app.

If you are NOT tuning into the World Cup—that is okay! Tips 1 and 2 are still applicable to you! However, my alternate 3rd tip for you folks is bring a good pair of headphones or earplugs; unfortunately, I can’t guarantee that no one will scream “GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!” two feet away from you.

Consejos para su viaje a la Copa Mundial


Durante esta semana, muchos de ustedes van a volar a Brasil para disfrutar la copa mundial, un espectáculo deportivo mejor del mundo. Aproveche su fútbol aventura al máximo con estos consejos de FlyInStyle.

Asistir Partidos: ¡Llegue temprano! Debe pensar sobre el tráfico y las filas largas. En Sudáfrica, mucha gente no vio los primeros dos mitades de la copa mundial debido a la congestión en las filas en el estadio. Permítase una o dos horas extra para encontrarse con los fans de todo el mundo, disfrutar una cerveza y celebrarse el partido. Además, no se olvide que está invierno en Brasil. Traiga una chaqueta así como ropa cómoda para disfrutarse el máximo.

Entre Partidos: Ven para la copa, quede para la fiesta. En la cultura de Brasil, es muy importante la felicidad y diversión. Alrededor del estadio, van a ocurrir muchas fiestas en celebración de la copa. Puede mirar los partidos en las grandes teles afuera, mientras que disfrute el baile, la bebida y música en estos lugares públicos:

Belo Horizonte: Praça da Estação

Brasília: Esplanada dos Ministérios

Cuiabá: Parque de Exposições Acrimat

Curitiba: Parque Barigui

Fortaleza: Praia de Iracema (Aterrão)

Manaus: Memorial Encontro das Águas

Natal: Praia do Forte

Porto Alegre: Largo Glênio Peres

Recife: Marco Zero

Rio de Janeiro: Praia de Copacabana

Salvador: Jardim de Alah

São Paulo: Vale do Anhangabaú

Comida: Visite algunos de nuestros restaurantes favoritos en Brasil (¡hay un montón!): Para una experiencia clásica de Brasil hay un asador, el Marius Degustare en Rio de Janeiro. Si viajen con la familia, les recomiendo el asador Bierstube en Porto Alegre. Si le gustan los mariscos, pruebe el Camarões Potiguar en Natal. Para el sushi y cocteles fenomenales hay un lugar en Manaus que se llama Soho Lounge—está asequible, único y delicioso. Al final, para el postre, le recomiendo Los Paleteros en Curitiba. La heladería tiene un ambiente familiar y agradable.

Por último, ¡disfrutarse! Y cuando se regrese, no se olvide la app FlyInStyle para obtener más consejos sobre el aeropuerto.

World Cup Travel Tips

World Cup Travel Tips

As the FIFA World Cup kicks off this week, many of you will be traveling to Brazil to take in one of the world’s greatest sporting spectacles. Make the most of your fútbol adventure with these tips from FlyInStyle.

Attending Matches Arrive early! Take traffic and long lines into account. In South Africa, many fans missed the first halves of matches because of congestion at the stadium. Allow yourself an extra hour or two to meet fans from around the world, enjoy a drink and get excited for the match. Don’t forget that it is currently Brazil’s winter. Bring a light jacket and comfortable clothes to ensure an enjoyable match, especially if you’re in the South. Between Matches Come for the soccer, stay for the “festa.” Brazilian culture is all about fun and fan-fest parties are planned all over the country. Massive outdoor screens airing the matches, live music, dancing and drinks will flood the public squares in these locations:

Belo Horizonte: Praça da Estação

Brasília: Esplanada dos Ministérios

Cuiabá: Parque de Exposições Acrimat

Curitiba: Parque Barigui

Fortaleza: Praia de Iracema (Aterrão)

Manaus: Memorial Encontro das Águas

Natal: Praia do Forte

Porto Alegre: Largo Glênio Peres

Recife: Marco Zero

Rio de Janeiro: Praia de Copacabana

Salvador: Jardim de Alah

São Paulo: Vale do Anhangabaú

Dining Check out some of our favorite Brazilian restaurants: For a classic Brazilian steakhouse experience, Marius Degustare in Rio de Janeiro is must-see, or should we say, must-taste. If you like seafood, try Camarões Potiguar in Natal. A “homage to shrimp,” the restaurant offers creative and stylish meals centered all around shellfish. Try the South American take on sushi and cocktails in Manaus at the Soho Lounge. The Asian-Brazilian fusion restaurant is affordable, unique and delicious. A Porto Alegre staple, Bierstube has been serving family-style fare for over 25 years. Enjoy a delicious steak in a festive atmosphere. Satisfy your sweet tooth at Los Paleteros in Curitiba. The delicious ice cream shop boasts a vibrant family atmosphere.

Finally have a great time! And when you are heading back home, don’t forget to check the FlyInStyle App for more tips at the airport.

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