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World Cup Blog: The Countdown is Over

About half of BootsnAll’s office is in Germany for the new month, covering the World Cup for World Cup Blog. You may ask, “What does World Cup have to do with Travel and BootsnAll?”

Well, a lot. One of the reasons we started travelling 10 years ago or so was our love of football and the Euro ’96 Football championships which led to the formation of BootsnAll.

The World Cup is the most popular and most watched event in the world to this day. 1.5 billion people are expected to watch the opening game today. This is the most international and biggest party the world can throw…and only once every 4 years. Everywhere I have travelled in this world, I see people playing and watching football/soccer. In the Tanzanian foothills of Kilimanjaro, the best patch of grass is reserved for a footie pitch even in the most remote villages. Just last week in Hyde Park, London I saw 1000s of regular old fat arse blokes like me playing footie.

Football is a sport that more often than not brings people together to celebrate and connect. Two days ago Nick of BaliBlog and WCBlog Intern Peter cruised around the World Cup fan fest in Berlin, hanging, drinking and laughing with folks and fans from all over the world. Good vibes had by all.

And the best part is that it’s not too late to travel to the World Cup if you are getting caught up in the excitement and want to experience it first hand. We sure will.