Saturday, July 28, 2007

BPE - Austria (+ Neuwastein Castle)

Sept 2

After a night of rest in the hotel, and an early walk around town watching sheep, we met with Libor and Heidi for a one day tour towards Neuwastein Castle. On the way we went up this really crazy road that was kind of carved into the mountain's side with a great view of the valley down below. After going up we stopped at Lech, the royal winter resort town where all the European families spend their winter holydays... A really nice town in summer!
We went our way, ate lunch at an Italian restaurant, watched a caravan of very old trucks, and then arrived to Neuwastein Castle, which is supposed to be the inspiration behing Disney's castle~ so see by yourselves!
After that we went back towards their place and our camping site in Switzerland running at about 180 kmh along german highways... if it wasnt because I could see the car's board, I would never imagine how fast we were running, the ride was so soft, and the few cars around were driving pretty much at the same speed!

BPE - Konstanz

I'll definitely never finish the BPE (Backpacking Europe) posts... so I'll be very lazy and just paste some pics. cause I still have Taiwan's trip to post about, and soon I'll be back in Colombia and all around North America's west coast (and not so coast...)

Sept 1

After leaving my brother's place at Offenburg we head south to Konstanz to visit the flower garden at Meinau Island full of beautiful flowers, a giant gnome and bird, and some really nice sculptures. After a short walk around the gardens we continue our way to Lindau, were we met Libor, our father's Austrian friend who had invite us for dinner and a day trip around west Austria. We went to his place on the bottom of the alps, with a great view of some of the mountains, and had a very nice veggie dinner prepared by his wife, Heidi, and then had a nice chat in the "winter garden" under the light of candles. They were really special with us, and it definitely didnt feel like it was the first time we met them, its always great to meet people you can feel like that. After dinner we went to the hotel he had book for us, with a spectacular view of the snowy peaks, and really comfortable beds! :)

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Hey You! Answer the Call~

"Hey You" by Madonna (LIVE EARTH THEME)

Friday, July 06, 2007

Fuerza Colombia!

This was Colombia at 12 m on July 5, 2007.
I cannot stop crying seeing this and thinking of all the suffering Colombia has had to endure for so many years just because of a small group of crazy people who care only about I have no idea what. But the one thing that made me cry was seeing all these many people out in the streets claiming for peace and the freedom of all persons kidnapped by the guerrilla right now.
It's sad that 11 lives had to be lost in order to create such a reaction from Colombians, but I really hope that it wont stop here, and we realize that we are the majority, and we cannot let a small group of people cause all that suffering and fear (even when they have drugs as their money maker).
I love Colombia! Viva Colombia! Viva la Paz!