The World Cup in South America!

The last couple of weeks have absolutely been a blast here in Ecuador. People have been obsessed with the World Cup, as you can imagine. Everywhere we go, every mother, father, son, daughter, grandma, newborn, and dog on a leash is wearing an Ecuadorian soccer jersey.

We don’t currently have a TV so Danny and I have been walking to a nearby mall to watch the games. They have a massive screen set up and about 3,000 people pack in there. We’ve been invited to some parties in homes, but the experience of watching the game with a huge crowd is just over the top exciting. We show up early enough to get a table and chairs. And we make quite an event of it and pack a picnic of raw foods (we’re still doing our 30 day raw food cleanse.) Today we had an avocado/pineapple/cucumber/cilantro salad with carrot chips; watermelon & mint juice; and a red pepper/tomato/celery soup. SOOO delicious.

Have you all been watching the World Cup? Are your kids getting into it? I hear that more people in the U.S. are watching the World Cup than the World Series. Any fun experiences, parties, recipes, or new traditions to report? 

P.S. My heart burst to hear that some friends went down to Brooklyn Bridge Park to watch the USA game under the bridge. How freaking awesome would that be!!! Also, one of my favorite little boys on earth has been sporting an Ecuador jersey in Brooklyn. 🙂 Ugh, I miss my Brooklyn kids.

P.P.S. GO USA!!!!!!!!! So excited to watch the game today.

(Top image by Kenai Andrews, Brooklyn photo by Kari Song.)

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  1. MaeMae June 26, 2014 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    We are watching here! My husband is from Europe so we are big fans 🙂 It looks super exciting to be in a country so "into it"! I don't think most people in our small town (in the states) know the World Cup is even on right now :/

  2. Lily June 26, 2014 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    I was at that mall the other day during one of the games! So sad they are out of the cup, but it has been grata being in Cuenca while the games are going on. They have so much spirit and excitement for their country and the sport 🙂

  3. Anonymous July 1, 2014 at 5:30 am - Reply

    Everyone is Waschung in Germany. Lots at 'Public viewing

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