It’s been a crazy adventurous tour. We already went through 12 countries, drove almost 6000 km and danced with around 200 people on the way. And all of these in 16 days. But this is the end only for the first part of our tour. We will take a break until August when we plan to go to Bulgarian, Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Moldova, Ukraine and few more other on the way.
Far away from all the city noise we could admire the clear sky full of stars and… tractors. What? Yeah… tractors. What do you mean? I mean in the morning. What happened in the morning? Well.. after a sound sleep we wake up in a sunny morning far away from the highway, but right in the middle of a tractor way, so...
So yes, when you need to get somewhere, you take a Taxi; a boat taxi that is. Everything is alive in Venice. From the Gondolas floating down the ‘streets’ of Venice, to the narrow walkways with tall raggedy buildings, to the laundry hanged on the balconies, to the small cute restaurants with romantic ‘mariachis’ playing on the moonlight.
The temperature shock was crazy. We slept at the bottom of the Alps in Interlaken where the beautiful lakes and amazingly, the light bugs made it for a magical night for us. The temperature there was almost + 30 degrees C. When we got to the top of the pass, the snow was SMiLing at us at a freezing 0 degrees that found us in shorts and t-shirts
The funniest guy had an extendable rope (maybe bungee) tied to a 30 m high bridge. Holding onto it, he was taking his surfboard and going down the river until the rope was tight enough to pull him up stream and start surfing. Really cool stuff.
Another thing that seemed interesting about France is that it was a return to the ‘known’ kind of civilization: the people on the street, the shops and boutiques, the architecture and even the toilets….hurray… again we don’t need to pay to go in :) This is a sign that we are on our returning route from the first part of our western European SMiLE tour.
We visited the amazing Atomium which is a huge, shiny… atom :) Lots of tourists around and after we danced with some Turkish guys we wanted to take some extra footage for the video. This caught the attention of 2 other groups of people (one from Brazil and one from Congo) who immediately volunteered to dance and have fun with us.
Probably all of you heard something about the Greek or Turkish seaside. And yes, we will get there soon also, but personally I never heard anything about the Dutch seaside :) That’s why we wanted so much to take a look. And… here we are.
750000 people living in Amsterdam and around 900.000 bicycles. Yes, correct! More bikes than people. Statistics say that in the center of the city 48% of traffic movement is by bike. And really that’s how it is. Cars seem like a very secondary way of transportation. EVERYBODY rides their bikes: from children to over 70 years old people.
Today on the menu, road trip: 700 km from Berlin to Amsterdam. After a nice rest and dance in the capital of Germany, we are ready for a loooong journey to our next group SMiLE. We are so excited to finally meet Amsterdam!