World Cup 2010 As Seen From Cape Town

Hello World Cup Viewers.

By now there are very few living people who don't know the 2010 FIFA World Cup is taking place in South Africa. The only ones who might not are still hiding in bunkers below the ground, convinced the world ended in January 2000.

What does this have to do with me?

For the next month, I'm your man in South Africa. I'm Port Elizabeth born and bred and now living and working a mere hop, skip and a jump from Cape Town Stadium. And from here on in, I'll be logging an in-depth diary of life in this city during the World Cup.


There's been a lot said about S.A. hosting this event. Some say it's wonderful, others not so much. But it doesn't really matter anymore. After 8 years of non-stop construction and road building, the circus has arrived. And so far, it looks glorious.

I have eyes in the back of my head, ears on every corner, and microphones in the public restrooms used by celebs. I'll be interviewing crazy fans and security guards, waiting for drama to unfold like a needy teenager. If it goes down at the World Cup, you'll read about it here.

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Clayton Truscott

Clayton Truscott

Clayton is a comfortable traveller, having grown up in a small city that was far away from everything. He spent lots of time in the car as a child, driving up and down the coast of South Africa on surfing trips with his family. After studying abroad in the United States and spending a year working in London, he moved to Cape Town, where he completed a Master's Degree in Creative Writing. He now works as a freelance writer for various travel, surfing and action sports publications.