With over a hundred European guides filling my home last weekend, we threw an impromptu, multicultural talent show. One of the smallest national contingents was Portugal…and both Portuguese guides present were named Cristina.
The party took place just before the big Seattle-San Francisco playoff game, so all of the guides are now honorary Seahawks fans. In this clip, the Portuguese Cristinas remind us that the San Francisco 49ers may have been tough to beat, but the real matchup will come on June 22, when the USA soccer team faces off against the Portuguese team in the World Cup. More typically, our Portuguese guides would have sung a lovely and lilting fado love song. But for this occasion, it was an almost aggressively proud rendition of the Portuguese national anthem.
If you can’t see the video below, watch it on YouTube.