During the heights of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, the citizens of Manaus, Brazil painted the streets in support of their nation’s team. This city, located deep in the Amazon Rainforest, hosts citizens who huddle in every bar or shop to watch their nation compete, and cheer on every second. Just feeling the energy and the spirit the people had for their country was enough to let me see what they held valuable in their lives. The mixture of the poverty of domestic peoples and the vibrant nationalism is certainly unlike anything seen anywhere else. Across the city I could see the concrete and wooden buildings of homes and businesses chipping and fading away but the life within those buildings kept Brazil in every corner of the town. Within the dullness of the skyline bright green, yellow, and blue hang from lampposts and windows reminding us of those who represent the country in a sport that is sacred to the Brazilian peoples. In a city where people depend on tourism and natural resources (fishing, waterways) for income, the citizens rally to encourage what their country stands for and the traditions and ideals that revolve around Brazil’s inclusion in the world-wide Fifa World Cup!