It is said that when Brazil lost to Uruguay in the final of the 1950 World Cup the entire nation mourned. The heartbreak was so profound that a name was created for the disaster – the “Maracanaço” – in much the same way as an earthquake or hurricane might be titled.
Such is the fundamental social importance of football in Brazil. And as might be expected of a cultural phenomenon of this scale, over the years Brazilian football has developed a unique language of its own. And it’s brilliant.
Here are 15 of the best Brazilian football expressions. Read More
Travelling is, for the most part, quicker, easier and smoother than it ever has been before. And yet, despite countless advancements in design and technology over the last decade or so, there are some travel challenges that just seem set on sticking around.
While we’ve still got a bit of a way to go before traveling is entirely the pain free, pleasant experience we’d all love to enjoy, here are six new ideas that set out to solve some of the more enduring travel niggles. Read More
Cycling: it’s cheap, green and good for your health. And it’s also a great way to get out and absorb all that a country has to offer. Moving relatively slowly, without barriers, cyclists can get immersed in a country’s detail, and experience a quieter side that tourists rarely get to see. Read More
Kids aren’t really designed to sit still for long periods, but travel is just one of those knotty times when you need to try to make it happen. From digital devices to old-fashioned family fun, here are 25 ideas to help keep them amused en route. Read More
Live like cowboys and wranglers for a week, be an astronaut for a day or channel your inner Tarzan in the treetops of the jungle – Part 2 of our series on amazing holiday destinations for kids looks at some of the best the Americas have to offer. Read More