Friday October 23, 2020

Business Traveller: Ireland's Euro 2012 basecamps

James Hendicott travels between Ireland's two Euro 2012 host cities, Poznan and Gdansk in Poland.

28th April, 2012
The 43,615-seater PGE Arena in Gdansk, where Ireland will face reigning world and European champions Spain on June 14.

We are sitting in Stary Rynek, Poznan's historic market square, eating zurek (sour cream, egg and sausage soup) from a crusty bread bowl outside Café Dramat, the faded royalty of the Town Hall dominating the view. At midday, accompanied by music, two goats emerge from the roof to head-butt each other, re-enacting their escape from a fabled city meeting. To the left, a horse-drawn carriage loops around the Pillory, a statue of knight on top...

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