The Beginning of Football Fest 2006
Trip Start Feb 01, 2006
29Trip End Jul 22, 2006
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In every city in Germany at the moment they have set up 2 gigantic TV screens. In Cologne they are located in Heumarkt, the Dom (the giant Cathedral) and outside the World Cup stadium
So to watch the game we headed into an Irish pub where they were showing the game in English and we got to sit down to watch the game. Wasn't a bad game to start the World Cup, 4-2 to Germany. You would have thought the Germans won the World Cup after the way they acted in the streets! I have never seen so many beer bottles in the streets before. The homeless people would be loving this recycling chance. It was even more amazing to think that this wasn't even a city that held the game so I can only imagine what it would have been like in Munich. It put a smile on my face to think that there is 30 days of football madness and I am at the heart of it all. Thanks to Mum and Dad I have a whole load of gear ready to distinguish myself as an Aussie in the crowds.
Getting around in Germany is going to be difficult but I am going to do my best. Needless to say, accommodation in Germany is scarce and a hostel can set you back 60 Euro a night so this is where contacts might come in handy. If there is a way for me to get to Munich on June 18th when Australia play Brazil then I will be there. Ciao.