Okay, so I’m back on my blog, for several reasons:
- Tumblr isn’t really cut for my typical long-winded, photo-loaded posts.
- Been using this blog for two years now. Shouldn’t stop now.
- Still paying for this damn service, so I better make the best out of it.
With that said… It’s been a looong time! I’ve been away from home for quite some time now. Jacky and I embarked on our summer adventure in June, with the highlight of it being… the 2010 South Africa World Cup!
It was the craziest, most exciting 3 weeks of my life. We watched a total of 6 matches in 5 cities (Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria). We wanted to save money, so we didn’t fly… Instead, we took overnight buses between the host cities. Total distance was 2279km. Crazy.
The matches were awesome, but we were also lucky to experience shark cage diving, safari game viewing, try different foods (crocodile meat!), oh… and not to mention a near-death experience in Johannesburg. It’s nearly impossible to understand what it’s like being there.. But, I’ll try my best with these photos:
We started off by taking the bus to New York. We got customized England tees/jerseys :D
Flew to Madrid for a full day stopover. Checked out the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
Nearly 48 hours later, finally arrived at the Johannesburg airport! :) Soo happy to be there.
At the England vs. Algeria match.
We saw Steve Nash at the game! We were soo excited. Lucky to have snapped this photo ;)
Did a tour of the Cape Peninsula. Did you know that Africa has penguins? Omg I was totally psyched.
Got to see so much wildlife :D
Cape Town is soo gorgeous.
Shark cage diving! So exhilarating. Too bad I puked three times during… Oh boy. That’s a story for another day.
We got to see a cheetah close up at one of three safaris we visited :)
Me with cheetahhh!
Took a 10+ hour bus ride to Port Elizabeth. Us at the England vs. Slovenia match.
10+ hour bus ride to Port Elizabeth. Me with a mini vuvuzela at the Brazil vs. Portugal match :D
14 hour bus ride to Johannesburg. Us all decked out for the Argentina vs. Mexico match :D
Us at the Brazil vs. Chile game.
Vijay drove us to Pretoria for the Japan vs. Paraguay game!
Me with a lion cub. Love this pic!
Jacky feeding a giraffe!
We bumped into the Ghana team at Sun City :D
I’ll be blogging again soon with photos from our Europe adventure! Stay tuned :)