By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With demand for available and affordable accommodations in Rio during the upcoming World Cup increasing, two property developers, Andrew Allan and Steve Pike, saw a business opportunity. Together the English expatriates founded World Cup Camping Rio, a campsite in the Zona Oeste (West Zone) neighborhood of Recreio, that will offer soccer (football) fans from around the world a viable accommodation alternative during their stays in Rio.
The two friends originally meet in school in Seaford, Sussex, England. Andrew Allan was the first to arrive in Rio and launched the