May 21, 2012

World Cup Summer

In just a few weeks, the European Cup will kick off from Poland and the Ukraine. It's gonna be absolute madness! In 2010, the Dutch team made it all the way to the FINAL. The entire summer was one I'll never forget--plenty of victories, seas of orange (the color of the Dutch team) football fans (ya that's soccer to us Americans) and outdoor celebrations under blue-skies followed by watching the game on huge screens strewn throughout the city. After-game festivities almost always included dangling our feet over the canal and enjoying the late summer nights :).

Actually the weekend of the final game, Christian and I were supposed to go to Edinburgh, Scotland. But after we checked in and started walking to the gate, we saw that every Easy Jet flight was 4+ hours delayed and we didn't want to take any chances with missing the game on Sunday when we returned (although our flight would have arrived a few hours before the start of the game). So we looked at eachother, gave that unsure look, ripped up our boarding passes and went right back home--World Cup weekend it was!!! Edinburgh can wait ;).

The atmosphere in Amsterdam that summer was indescribable and I cannot wait to watch every European Cup game possible this summer--bring it on European Cup Summer!!
{At Schiphol ripping up our boarding passes to Edinburgh! We didn't want to miss the World Cup Finale Weekend in Amsterdam...Edinburgh can wait!}


Jenna said...

So cool! We are also getting very excited for Eurocup on this side... my boyfriend is a huge fan! I remember watching the last final in 2008 in Zimbabwe :) Must be amazing to actually be a part of the madness in Europe though!


Jeanelle said...

aahh I have yet to really get into this futbol culture... Overall I don't really care (I'm an American football girl) but I was living in Spain during the World Cup and it was pretty impossible to not get into it!

I'm looking forward to the Eurocup this summer :)

Anonymous said...

i freaking love that yall gave up a trip to celebrate such a momentous event!!! i am sure i would have done the same! :)

Alex, Speaking Denglish said...

Oh wow that looks so insane - cannot wait for my first public viewing during the cup in June!

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh- that looks like so much! I am a new follower to your blog : ) Can't wait to follow along with more of your adventures.

Anonymous said..., im hanging out with you to watch these games.

and yes, i just invited myself.
so that better be ok.

Rachael said...

ofcourse it's ok! we'll all watch it together and be full-fledged dutch for a summer!! although i just found out i may be in maastricht for the first one...which is fine because it means i'm in amsterdam when the dutch play germany...which will be NUTS!

Melissa said...

How fun!! I'm so glad I found your blog - traveling around Europe is a dream for me, so now I can at least live vicariously through you!

Lily said...

I can't wait to watch the games together with our Dutchmen + friends! Yippiee!