It was the most wonderful send off a French girl could ask for. And later, backpacking through the Kerala, everyone loved
the French team me, everyone congratulated France me on winning the World Cup. Ah, those were the good old days.
Today, things are vastly different for me and for Les Bleus. People crack Zidane headbutt jokes and think we stole our spot in Group A from Ireland. Even the French loathe their football team. What a difference twelve years make. But one thing never changes. My hometown always rises up to any occasion. In the case of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, they are rolling out the red carpet for soccer fans, be they local or visitors. Can’t be in South Africa to catch the action this year? Well, how about watching them here:
Now don’t get me wrong, Soccer in the Circle at Dupont Circle was a ton of fun but can you really beat the Eiffel Tower? It’s the kind of thing that makes me really miss Paris but I guess we’ll always have 1998.