Archive: Paul Levy


by Paul Alan Levy One of the enduring image we have of the South African landscape is the grass fires that are frequently seen burning by the side of the road, or on slopes in the distance.  There were...

By Wapocup Remote | June 25, 2010; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Experiences at US v Slovenia

by Paul Alan Levy   Another great game today.  Ellis Park Stadium, the local rugby stadium that was the site of the 1995 Rugby World Cup final featured in the film Invictus, is located in the heart of Soweto; we...

By Wapocup Remote | June 19, 2010; 01:49 PM ET | Comments (0)

American embassy blues band house party

  By Paul Levy Yesterday evening we attended a house party for a blues band consisting of guys affiliated with the American embassy (including our host, Craig Karp).   Like all such groups with diplomatic ties, they are breaking up as...

By Wapocup Remote | June 12, 2010; 12:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

Interactive World Cup Calendar

One of my O-55 teammates pointed out the very cool interactive World Cup calendar on Marca's web site: http://bit.ly/a7vNS8 Posted via email...

By Wapocup Remote | June 10, 2010; 01:56 PM ET | Comments (0)

Our route to South Africa

  By Paul Alan Levy I was introduced to soccer in the late 60's at Reed College in Portland.  I grew up a political activist, otherwise very much a nerd.  But our school had a bunch of prep school...

By Wapocup Remote | June 10, 2010; 01:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Charming airline reservations

For our internal flights between Cape Town and Johannesberg, we have been reserving on Mango Airlines.  They have a mandatory "green fee" (not much, so hard to complain), and then there is the option of taking your bike on the...

By Wapocup Remote | June 10, 2010; 01:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Reader question: Are "Official Ticket Confirmations" Really Coming In the Mail?

Question from reader Paul Levy: "I wonder if any other readers have had trouble receiving the "Official Ticket Confirmation" that FIFA promised would be coming in the snail mail by late May.  We leave for South Africa in a few...

By Wapocup Remote | June 10, 2010; 01:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

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