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Day 6 (June 13th)

Bustling to Berlin, Hustling to Hamburg

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This is a travel day, with Phil and Kate going to Hamburg and the rest to Berlin. This entry will follow the others – perhaps Phil & Kate will add their own? The trip to Berlin and then on to the hotel was just over 5 hours. Not attending any games today, so we just want to get settled and to the Fan Fast for the Brazil/Croatia game (unless we lucked into some tickets somewhere along the way, of course). The Brazil fans shine just like the team – they are very festive – there were drums and such in Cologne for those fans going to the game (or just to the Berlin Fan Fest?)

d1010051.jpg The Berlin Fan Fest was incredible. There were a tremendous amount of people – as far as the eye could see. They had huge TV screens (yes screens) in a row so that all the people could see. Somehow we came in at perfect spot and got to the front of a walkway separator near the front of the first, biggest screen. Surprisingly, the Croatian fans were more in number and louder than the Brazilian ones. There was a big group that settled in right behind us. They had lots of chants and were having a good, but quirky time.
Second 059.jpg Another of their odd traditions seems to be the red fares. About the same time that they went off on the TV (during the last of the game), they had some go off just right behind us too. It was something to see.
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Brazil looked poor (for them) slow and reluctant without much energy. The played just like they had in several of their last qualifiers, like they were bored with soccer – in a bad way – just not that interested in the game. If they continue this, they’re sure to get sent home, the Aussies or Japanese might just upset them as well.

Posted by wc2006 00:05 Archived in Germany Tagged luxury_travel

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Dean
Thanks for your text message Sounds and looks like you guys are having a blast Love the hair Nice look for you!! Sure to attract many new friends Have fun
bye for now
deidre

by m6-guest

Good to hear from you Diedre. We have been burning the candle at both ends. This is the first day I've gotten some sleep and have the time to put something on the blog. We've all been going to games and Ivan and I have been hitting the Fan Fest as much as possible. Germany has done a really good job of making everybody feel welcome. Everything's about the Cup and making friends. We were very happy with the US-Italy game. US must win against Ghana, cross your fingers. If so, they should move on. After the Czech game we had our doubts if they would, but now all is possible. Brazil not looking so good at this point which is nice because is US advances, they could face Brazil in the Round of 16. Stay tuned.

Anyway, "Skirt Rule man" comes from these guys calling girls "Skirts" and my constant examination of male-female relations, how we get along, how we approach each other, how relationships change, or go through phases. They think I'm looking for the rules of "Skirts". I didn't come up with this name, the rest of the group's just giving me shit...an indication of how close we all are.

We have a couple of more days here in Frankfurt, then we hop around a little bit before we stop in Cologne for 8 days. Looking forward to that. Hopefully the weather will cool off a bit. It's been very hot here for Germany, 90+. I wasn't prepare for 90+.

Hope everything is well and I'll talk with you soon.

by m6-guest

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