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· Draw the World
· Draw Europe's nations
· Crowdsourced Continent maps
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· Little moments from travel
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· Football with foreign fans
· London shop geography
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I may have asked you to draw me a map - have a look around, they're all here somewhere.
I went last night to Zoo Bar, venue of the Scandinavian Party, to watch two matches: Denmark -v- Hungary & Sweden -v- Albania.
Sweden & Denmark - how would I tell them apart?! It turned out to be easy. The Danes stood, while the Swedes sat. I'm not sure this is any great socio-geographical finding, but that's what happened. So I decided to stand amongst the Danish fans.
Nobody had any flags, which is always a shame. Some Danish men wore the football strip, whilst others had red t-shirts. One man had a red suit jacket. Hurrah for him.
Denmark have already qualified for the World Cup, so when Denmark had lost the lead, the fans looked more bored than bothered.
I got the impression the bar was made for more exciting encounters. A Danish man sullenly leaned on a pole atop a podium.
As the game went on, things were getting more important. The Danes didn't want to be beaten, after all. There was cheering, there was some shouting. A big cheer went up when the Danish number 10 came off. I couldn't tell if they liked him or not.
In the end, Denmark lost and the Danish fans shuffled away. But I'll be back to watch more with them next year.