It’s been an epic journey to get to this stage in preparation for Uruguay’s first game against France in Cape Town. The 3 Amigos (Andres Fontaine, Luis Fontaine and Sienzuf Fontaine) set out from Sydney Australia to Cape Town South Africa. After staying at a hotel near Sydney Airport and spending hours trying to unlock my iPhone from the optus network we headed to the airport with no sleep.
We flew from Sydney to Melbourne and caught our flight to Jo’berg. The flight was a mighty 16 hours which was then followed by a drive to Cape Town which was another 16 hours. All up it took us 32 hours to get to Cape Town from the time we left Melbourne, but luckily we managed to fit 32 hours into one day.
We have looked everywhere in Cape Town for Uruguayan Merchandise and it seems that Uruguay is Sold Out. I still haven’t been able to find a Uruguayan scarf, shirt or cap. We are always getting approached when we are at a set of red lights to buy a flag, however when we ask them for a Uruguayan Flag they say they haven’t got one and leave us alone.
The South African people have been fantastic and we are having a great time. Today we really felt what it is like to lose the technology we have come to take for granted. Both our iPhones lost total battery and we had nothing to charge them with. Luis left his phone where we are staying but no one was home. We wondered the street aimlessly as we were trying to come to grips with the reality of no google, no twitter, no sms and no contact information.
Now it’s time to go to sleep as it’s 1am in Cape Town and I have finally finished charging every single devise I’ve got. Maybe they can start to focus on longer lasting batteries and I can focus on setting up the asado for the pre match to Uruguay vs France.
Vamos Uruguay Carajo Vamos!!!!!!