Saturday, August 30, 2014

Berlin: World Cup Final

My mission this summer was the travel and see as much as I could. I considered London my home base and was eager to explore places outside. One of the first trips I planned was to go to Berlin, this was in July right right in the middle of the World Cup games. England had been out for a while now and the final between Argentina and Germany was scheduled on the same weekend I would be in Germany. This was not planned, but it worked out in our favor since everyone knows Germany won! 

Anyway, I will never forget this time in Germany, it was truly a once in a lifetime experience! Not only did I enjoy being in the city of Berlin, but even more so I enjoyed the activities that were all around me. There was this energy in the air that produced an excitement among the people and everyone was simply passionate about life, it was written all over their faces. I chose to watch the game at a beer garden called Prater Park, my friends and I came there early and ate some German food while waiting for the game to start. Unfortunately, that day it was raining so we had to find coverage under the tent. There was a big screen in the tent and everyone was huddled together to cheer on their homeland. I have a lot of German friends but it was still very intriguing for me to observe the people in their element. The game was exciting and what came afterwards was even more. The entire city went crazy, they unglued themselves from the televisions and started celebrating in the streets. It was wild, there were fireworks going on, chanting, and riots. My friends and I stayed on the streets and celebrated till sunrise, it was truly a unique experience. In conclusion, German fan or not a German fan, this day marked history!

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