Did anyone watching the 2009 Confederations Cup and feel like the games were being played inside a beehive due to the relentless and obnoxious buzzing sound? Yeah me too!
That noise was coming from a plastic instrument called the Vuvuzela which is to South African football what the “wave” is to American stadiums.
FIFA was considering banning the Vuvuzela at the 2010 World Cup due to complaints from players, coaches and broadcasters but just this weekend “FIFA have ruled out any action that would remove the vuvuzela from the stadiums at the 2010 World Cup.”
The rejection of the ban means Vuvuzelas will be given out at stadiums before each match so you better get used to the sound.
Planning on taking a South African safari during your time at the 2010 World Cup? Better plan ahead!
South Africa is gearing up to attract over 10-million tourists during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The tourism board is telling tourist to begin bookings at its national parks a year ahead of the World Cup in order to ensure visitors easy access.
San Parks, which manages 21 national parks across the country, opened bookings for June and July next year to enable tourists who want to be accommodated in any of South Africa’s world-renowned national parks to plan ahead and avoid being locked out due to high demand.
If you plan on going on safari between games South Africa is the place to be – it has five major safari regions and boasts some of the best lodges and wildlife viewing on the continent.
From all that I’ve heard Kruger National Park is the best of the bunch and it is easily accessible from most 2010 World Cup locations – check out this site for more information on how to book a safari at Kruger National Park.
After the jump check out “The Battle of Kruger,” one of the most popular YouTube videos of all-time and a look at what you might expect while on safari. Continue reading
Hells yes. Thinking about traveling abroad? The legal drinking age is 18 and the girls are wild, but there will be no play for you unless you have a valid US Passport.
How do I obtain a passport? How much does it cost? How long does it take?
These are the questions we’ll answer after the jump! Continue reading