The Gadabouts

Two Street Artists travel blog

Month: September 2015

[:en]Meet Eeve![:]

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Finally. Finally. FINALLY! :) Ladies and gentlemen, after over a year we finally bought a motorcycle! For gentlemen – It’s Suzuki GSX750F ‘94. For ladies – well, ladies, it’s a motorcycle. XD

We traveled around and then we finally got our money to fund a bike. ;) Now we left our Red Arrow VW in Poland and we left off with a motorcycle. Half of our winter plan is done.

Except the bike we didn’t have much of adventures, just trying to survive. We visited my friend, Thomas, in Paderborn and we turned back East as the weather played a nasty trick on us. The thing is that in Poland after registering a vehicle you get a temporary paper valid only for one month. Then after 2 – 4 weeks you can get the official one which is printed in Warsaw. So we had to survive. We decided to visit Manu and Hennie (their pic will be here as soon as I will retrieve it from Manuel XD ), our good friends at whose wedding we made a Fireshow last year. In November, brrrrrrr.

We headed to Leipzig and tried to perform there both with bubbles and Fire. With no luck, unfortunately, people in Leipzig turned out to be not the most appreciative people in Germany… Yesterday we tried Dresded as it’s not that far, 100 km, but whereas in Leipzig people were the issue, in Dresden – huge competition. Apart from us there were two other Fire teams and with the temperatures descending the amount of places we can work at drops rapidly.

(Sorry for the blur, we hope to be able to take better photos soon!)

Fortunately we can collect the registration paper now so we’re heading to Poland for one last stop and then… Our big plan will be set in motion! What it is?

Tenerife again. BUT! This year we go there by Eeve, our new bike. Almost 5000 km! Can’t wait!

Well, I hope everything will go smoothly. :) See ya all!

Nick[:]

[:en]Hasta la fiesta! Phantasialand![:]

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This post would be here loooong ago but a nasty imp ate the ink of my screen and left the whole page blank. Three times. I swear! :P

Anyway, Niki’s b-day, it was a special thing! We decided to visit Phantasialand, the amusement park located in Bruehl, next to Cologne. We’ve already done it last year but Niki loved it so much she wanted to give it another go. Also they have a cool discount – no matter how old are you, if it’s your b-day, you enter for free. ;)

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So, here we were, anxious to start fun. We decided to visit attractions we haven’t seen before first and so we had a walk in Veruckt Hotel Tartuff where everything was at least crazy or Mausse au Chocolate, an interactive ride where you wear 3D glassess and shoot mice with chocolate. In a candyshop. We laughed our heads off. ;) Oh, and we’ve seen the 4D movie with Leslie Nielsen. ^^

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During the day, somewhere in the middle, we decided to visit water rides. Even though it was a pleasant day, it wasn’t hot so it turned out to be not the best idea in the world – we were soaked in no time. Fortunately, we drove to Phantasialand with our car in which we had all our stuff – clothes, sockes, etc. We went out, changed, collected forgotten muffins and went back to have more fun. ;)

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The day passed and in the evening we were so exhausted we could barely move. Adrenaline, screaming, fun and people were too much. Oh, funny thing is that we decided to take more money with us to eat something in the park, for the first time, because we remembered how tasty everything looked and smelled last year. However… Once we decided we could afford that we realised it doesn’t look so delicious, it’s overpriced and the queues were almost as big as to the rides. O_o So we took a rain check. And actually going on some rides with full stomach is a baaaaaaad idea. :)

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After all these things we were too tired to prepare b-day cake so we extended Niki’s birthday to the next day and we baked a it the following day. It was a Maltesers Chocolate Coffee Cake and it was disusgtingly delicious! Why? It was so sweet that after eating one piece you couldn’t eat another bite!
But we managed to eat it whole and Niki even blew some candles of it. ;)

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Anyway, we stayed at a lovely person’s house in Cologne. Her name’s Heike and she hosted us for a week, especially that the weather sucked bad during this period. Oh well, we managed to do other interesting things – I started to learn guitar and Niki played the piano whole day.

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We also met Dorian, the Canadian guy living there who spent time with us talking, playing banjo and singing songs about sandwiches. XD

All in all, the time in Koeln wasn’t the best in terms of work (weather) but it was definitely long needed rest for us. We loved it and we will cherish these moments in our hearts. ;)

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P.S. The next post will bring a new character to our stories. Stay tuned! :)[:]

[:en]Sparrows and bees[:]

[:en]It was about time for my Mum to come back to Berlin, as Jazz clearly started to be sick of us. Although he must have enjoyed sitting on my head in the morning and going for a smoke to the courtyard with Nick, I’m sure he’s happy to purrrrr in more familiar arms.

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We stayed for a few days more, enjoying the weather and coffee at Coffee Mamas. And cheesecake…. Mmmm, the best one I’ve ever had, I mean it, even sparrows were lining up to get some. See for yourself.

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We also visited Martin’s and my Mum’s friend Elke in her little green summer house in the middle of Berlin. She’s a beekeeper. Nick, charming as he is, got from her a jar of honey for us and a jar of pickles. His impatience and glutony didn’t let him wait too long to try it.

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We had a really nice time at Elke’s place. It was so nice we decided not to work, lazy bums… ;D Sitting there, in great company, surrounded by leaves, grapes and some other fruit, filled us with some new energy for the upcoming week. Afterall, my birthday was coming…

I happen to be to small even for selfies. xD

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And then back to working hard, the motorcyckle is waiting to be bought!!!

Niki[:]

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