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Road trip!

Brazil 2014, part 4

In this chapter, we visit the Amazon to pester wildlife and heckle people.

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Brazil 2014, part 3

In this episode, we actually get on the road and watch a game or two.

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Brazil 2014, part 2

Here’s where the story begins: A boring introductory chapter explaining exactly how we managed to plan a month of travel over 7 cities all over a huge country.

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Eu fui! Brazil 2014, part 1

Been home for over a month, so I figure it’s time to write this mess of a tour diary. This will be in chapters by city, so settle in for a whole lotta words. Photos, almost all unlabeled, are here; … Continue reading

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where the hell is hoover

Oh, hey, been a while. I assure you, I’ve been painting–but I’ve also been prepping for a month in Brazil. While I’m there, I’ll update this as I can; for now, here’s where I’ll be and when: And in a … Continue reading

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been through the desert in a rented passat

When the Revs announced they’d be hitting Tucson for the

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you can’t take me anywhere

As some of you may know, before I started painting soccer banners, I made anime costumes, mostly for myself, sometimes for friends. Retired from the cosplay world in ’04, partly because it’s a younger man’s game, partly because soccer was … Continue reading

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how to travel near a salmon street

Ever since the Timbers officially joined MLS as an expansion team, the American soccer community’s fallen all over itself to go on and on about how great the Portland fans are and how perfect their gameday setup is. I knew … Continue reading

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the great fight north

When they announced MLS Cup 2010 would be held in Toronto, Mike and I immediately knew we’d attend even if the Revs weren’t involved. We’ve got non-soccer buddies who live just blocks from BMO Field, and it’s an easy, if … Continue reading

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we went to South Africa: the megapost

If you’ve got the time to kill, here’s the entire 11,000+ word trip report in one gigantic post. It’s the same stuff in the other five South Africa entries, so if you’ve read those, there’s nothing new here–this is just … Continue reading

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