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Okay I don't have time to write a proper update as we are just in an internet cafe and I think about to leave, but [livejournal.com profile] silly_cleo was bugging me about it on twitter (love you really!) and so I have decided to just cobble together all the email/FB/twitter updates that I just did and that will be info enough! There will be some repetition though - sorry for the lack of editing.

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Trip is FANTASTIC! Small safari bit in PE was good and as well as all the matches we have been to. SA is really beautiful and (fingers crossed) no sign of trouble as yet. We are going to the USA match tomorrow and then the England one the next day - both their round of 16 efforts. Pretty excited about seeing England v Germany, so resigned to how that turned out, hope it will be epic as they are picking up their game. The Slovenia match was pretty tense and we were right off the goal so had a perfect view of Defoe's.

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Hi! We are jumping online quickly at an interenet cafe in Durban. this is the first time we hve checked it since we were in cape town with the wi-fi. Its been a bit dodgy on being able to find access. Everthing is great so far, we have been to three games, adn two were england (sorry for the mistakes this keyboard is weird and i am in a hurry) the second england game was a lot better thant he first - very tense despite the lack of goals, but some good chances adn i can't believe they didn't score again. we are going to see the USA/ghana match tomorrow and then the next england one the next day. We have seen drew and his friends at severl matches so that was good.

Also the elephant park was awesome. we drove around and saw tons of animals close up, although not any predators as they don't have many of those. we also went to ride elephants which turned out to be great - we got to feed them as well and it was amazing they are so lareg and interesting up close. lots of good pictures too!

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Trip is FAB! SA is beautiful & (fingers crossed) no troub yet. Going to USA tmrw & Eng next day - both R16. Slovenia match tense & right off goal, perfect view of Defoe's. Excited abt seeing Eng/Ger, hope for epic, but will see. Ran into Martin Tyler(!) @ Durban airprt & he said thot
Eng had good chance as Ger team young versus our boys (older, exp). He did admit that might
just be his Eng bias tho!

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(AND AM EMAIL WRITTEN BY MY BRO TO OUR PARENTS)
Hope you're enjoying the Cup over there in the UK. England v Germany is an absolutely ridiculous match up for the second round; talk about history. If all goes well, we could be playing Argentina in the next round too which would mean meeting our two biggest international rivals in one World Cup: unthinkable. We're having a great time over here. I guess Jenn gave you a pretty good synopsis of how everything's going over here. We've been watching a lot of football of course but we've managed to see a lot of the country too I think. We had a great time in Port Elizabeth and the Addo Elephant Park. Now we're going to be travelling on the road for two days to see the USA and England matches. I really hope we'll be celebrating on the return journey or it'll be a quiet drive back. As far as safety is concerned, we've not seen or heard anything that would worry us in any way. I've been to far dodgier places as far as I'm concerned. Cape Town and Durban are so cosmopolitan you could be in Europe, and Port Elizabeth's suburbs on the coast were the same way even if the city center had a more 3rd world feel. There have been crowds everywhere though and we've been very comfortable everywhere we've been. The people here have been amazing too. Everyone everywhere we've been has been incredibly welcoming and in great spirits. I wasn't sure how South Africans were taking the hosting of this Cup but the people seem to be truly excited about their visitors and the event. The organisation has been top notch too. Parking lots, venues, public areas, our accomodations and everything in between has been really well organised and planned for. They were definitely ready for us.

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Guess that gives you a picture! Actual pictures when I get back - we have taken millions and have tons of good ones already.

Date: 2010-06-25 01:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silly-cleo.livejournal.com
Um, I think you'll find the correct term was *suggesting*. As if I care. ;) (I'm kidding. ;)) Was because I know when am travelling and get online the urge to babble is epic and twitter does not really suit either of us for that. ;) But fine, be that way, see if I care. ;)

Seriously, don't you feel better now? ;D

It does sound awfully fun, I'm glad you're having a good time! :D

Date: 2010-06-29 01:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenepel.livejournal.com
Oh I know! I jest as always. :)

Date: 2010-06-29 02:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silly-cleo.livejournal.com
Oh, no, it's fine, just you catch me making any more helpful suggestions. ;D

Wait, I don't care, I have a vuvuzela! :D

(Hai. ;D)

Date: 2010-06-25 06:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dogearedhelen.livejournal.com
Glad you're all having a good time! Great idea posting your brother's email, it kind of summed everything up well!

Date: 2010-06-29 01:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenepel.livejournal.com
Yeah he did a better job of it then I did, huh?!

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