On Monday we arrived in Zürich and stayed at our friend’s place. Of course we did some food shopping in Konstanz, because it’s way too expensive in Switzerland and we didn’t have any franks at the time. Tuesday and Wednesday were really lazy for us… Well, for me – Nick did some training. I was in a completely immobile state, my life revolved around a nice blanket, lasagne, hot chocolate and Nutella. Thank gods I had my comfort socks xD
On Thursday we decided to do some soap bubbles to warm up. It was nice, sunny, children weren’t particularly annoying. The only annoyance was a guy who thought that he can play a harmonica and earn his living like this, but well… he couldn’t. Fortunately, on the way home we met people who definitely could play and they were doing it amazingly!!! Apparently the guy’s project is called Drumachine and he plays in different countries on the street with different people. Here is a sample of what they can do.
As a treat we decided to buy ourselves some pies, preferably the cream-filled ones, om nom nom. And guess what! There was this lady in a shop with nice, orange stickers saying “50% off” and she was putting them on items which expired this day. One look at our pies- yay! They expire today! So we waited. And waited. We followed the lady through the entire shop. Salad. Fish. Waited. Still… hungry… waited. And… she finished her shift before she reached the pies. There was no other lady with stickers. We left :(
We also went to see our good friend Rene and his ballerina cat ^^ We had a nice chat and tea, hope to see him again soon!
And later on… *drum rolls* … We finally got ourselves together and went to try doing some illegal fire shows. Our friend Tony showed as some good places to perform, so with a map on our smartphone and hope in our hearts we bravely left to conquer the city. And you know what…? It worked! We managed to do a show, we even met other artists on the way. Yay, Zürich!
Next days we planned to spend at Eric the Viking’s place in Konstanz. We found him on CouchSurfing – cool guy with a ginger beard and a peculiar sense of humour. We also met his cool vegan sister who dropped by for the weekend. These guys are really nice and open-minded. XD
We spend some really nice time together, they accompanied us when we went to work in the evening, we went to the vegan reastaurant “Sol” with tasty food, sweet vegan ice cream and wasps which made Niki run in circles as she is paranoid-phobic about flying insects. Well, insects. Okay, anything that has more than four legs. ^^
On Sunday we went to Zurich again and we had really nice evening. Unfortunately Niki felt sick for the whole day (tummy) but apart from that it was really cool. We made two shows there and after the first one we were offered a bowl of soup by the cafe’s chef. Om nom nom. :3
On the way we met other buskers, one from Poland as us, and we had quite some laughs about funny signs we spotted on the way.
Today we leave to Munich. We need to visit Poland to fix the car and deal with the paperwork. After that we hit the road again! :)
Nick & Niki