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Day 5 –July 1— A Palestinian goes to the Bantustan

I had to wake up at 5.30am to go to the bus station to catch the train to Port Elizabeth, 1,000 km and 14 hours away by bus.  I had no time to get coffee in the morning, but the … Continue reading

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The end of the trip; the beginning of the travelogue

My trip has come to an end.  I ended up watching six World Cup 2010 matches: In the round of 16, I saw Argentina vs. Mexico and Holland vs. Slovakia; in the quarter-finals I saw Holland vs. Brazil and Germany … Continue reading

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Holland vs. Brazil: The Big One

I am writing this preview in Port Elizabeth to the glorious sounds of Brazil fans playing samba outside, and Dutch singing and dancing.  The atmosphere in this city is great, and I can’t wait for this game.  This will be … Continue reading

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Days 2, 3 and 4—June 28, 29, 30 –Durban

Initially, my plan was to stay in Joburg for a week, watching the Japan-Paraguay game in nearby Pretoria and the Ghana-Uruguay quarter-final.  But with the Dutch in action in Durban in a match for which I also had a ticket, … Continue reading

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Brazil: Top Dogs

Historically, Brazil are the top dogs of the game of football.  They are the only team to have participated in every World Cup.  They have won it five times, finished second twice, and made the semi-finals three times.  The World … Continue reading

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Day 1 – June 27 – Johannesburg

The arrival was smooth and easy.  I landed on time, picked up a SIM card, picked up my match tickets, and went to the hostel where I was staying.  I checked in, showered, and then went to meet up with … Continue reading

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Arrived in South Africa

The blogging here has been very spotty recently, but I’m hoping to pick it up. Don’t tune out just yet! I arrived in South Africa on Sunday, June 27, and have already watched two games: Argentina-Mexico and Holland-Slovakia.  I will … Continue reading

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