Soccer-Playing Puppy Could Teach Brazil Tour Guides a Thing or 2

This summer’s World Cup in Brazil is hard to beat (who doesn’t go crazy over Rio, soccer players, and the Brazilian spirit), but when “Purin the Super Beagle” hits the scene, all attention is diverted his way. Indeed, he could teach Brazil tour guides a thing or two about soccer.

As local guides like Cassio and Luiz will attest, Brazil has some winning beaches, impressive street art (or “talking walls” according to German transplant, Emel), and jungles to explore (tip: for a unique trip into the depths of the 9000-acre park of Januari, where you can find water lilies as wide as 7 feet, saddle up to Marco on his tour, Grand Amazon Day), but what it lacks is the one and only Purin, the soccer-playing dog.

World Cup fans, fear not, Brazil is the place to be this summer (and while you’re there, why not try out a guided trip of the country with a talented local guide, wink wink), but Mr. Purin has, for now, won our hearts over.

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