Destination: Brazil 2014

Rio de Janeiro

Before Brazil saw the arrival of European sailors on its land, the country already had a number of groups of native Indians residing all over the country such as Arawak and Carib. A Spanish Navigator… Read more..

Arena da Baixada

Home to Atlético Paranaense The historic Estádio Joaquim Américo Guimarães, commonly referred to as Arena da Baixada is home to the famous Brazilian football club Atlético Paranaense. The stadium is… Read more..

World Cup Blog & News

Keeping an Eye on World Cup Qualifying Odds

14.08.15 News
The qualifying rounds for the upcoming World Cup 2018 are in full swing and so are the books for the odds on some of the best international soccer around. The BBC reports that the 2018 World Cup… Read more..
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Betting on sports

15.08.13 World Cup Blog
Nowadays, online betting is one of the most popular ways to bet to your favorite soccer teams all around the world. You can either enter your betting picks before the start of a match (or even more)… Read more..


Written by Sebastien on 26 December 2012. Posted in Cities

Manaus is a Brazilian city located in the state of Amazonas. The city is also the capital of the state. The geographical location of Manaus is at the confluence of the rivers Negro and Solimões. Manaus is famous for it's tourism and also as the city with the highest population in the state of Amazonas. It is situated in the north part of the country and is under belonging of mesoregion Center Amazonense and microregion Manaus.

The city came to existence in year 1669 as forts of São José do Rio Negro and was given the name “Manaus” which was a tribute to the Manaos and it meant “mother of the gods”. The town was officially converted into a city in 1848 with a changed name of Cidade da Barra do Rio Negro which was later rolled back to the current name in 1856.

In year 1669, the colonization of European countries started in Manaus as they built a fort in the city with four cannons to guard the colony. The first fort that was built in the city was Portuguese and its establishment was to ensure that the Portugal keeps the dominance over other colonial powers such as the Dutch. The fort remained successful in its function for 114 years.

In 1835, the city of Manaus saw the protest of black people, Indians and the mestizos which is known as the cabanagem. The revolution was against the politically powerful people and the protesting natives took the power of city in their hands. Cabanagem played an important role in creation of the area now known as Amazon. In this revolution the Cabanos from Amazon area visited the entire region and in most places the natives welcomed them, especially the black people.

Because of the boom in rubber sector, the city of Manaus saw great trade development as an industry center.

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1986 Mexico World Cup

The 1986 FIFA World Cup took place in Mexico. It started on the 31st of May and ended on 29th of June. Initially the competition was supposed to be held in Columbia, as decided in 1978. Four years… Read more..
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1994 USA World Cup

Passionate Response The 15th edition of the World Cup, held in the United States is regarded as the most successful staging of the tournament. The average attendance per match of 69000 is a record… Read more..

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