Friday, June 6, 2008

Flu - Fla @ Stadio Macarana

It rained yet again today after a cloudy but dry day yesterday. We started our day by a nice stroll through a local outdoor market where we sampled the local fare consisting of empanadas (or pasteles here) and another thing I had that had the consistency of a papa rellena (diced meat - stuffed potato, fried) but a slightly different taste. According to a local and the vendor, he was describing a different root plant.

Eventually we arrived at the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro which had a small collection that was geared towards the senses. All items on display were there for us to touch, smell, hear and obviously see. The building itself was described by my compadre Dan as Erdyesque..And if we had a card reader that read my camera card, I would probably upload a picture.

Finally we ended our afternoon with our trip to see a classic game betwen two local futbol clubs, the Flamengo and Fluminense. We sat on the Flamengo side and it was by far the better choice. Drums and people singing was the recipe for this great experience, ohh wait and large, large flags of the club`s many fans. It was insane!!


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