Chilling in Cologne
Mon 12 Jun 2006 0 °F
We traveled together the next day to Cologne via the trains. Some of the same problems getting out of our small town outside of Frankfurt (a bit worse because it was a Sunday), but arrived in Cologne in plenty of time. There we navigate through the sea of people, several parties and twists and turns to get to the hotel – very near the WM fan fest (official viewing party).
It was a good day of just seeing the fans, games, and a bit of the town. We met some nice people from all around – Germany, Iran, Ireland, etc – even though I was (cough, unknowingly) supporting the Holland team.
Phil was sporting his FC Dallas jersey – we had a bet that he’d be the only one with that shirt – we lost. As we were watching the Mexico/Iran game at the Fan Fest, the other FC Dallas jersey walked right up next to us. We couldn’t believe it. It was very funny. We quickly realized that we were pulling for different teams though when Mexico scored. However, when Iran quickly answered, it confirmed that there were more Iran fans there than Mexico – it was a good time.