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Monday, June 16 2008

Mario and his family!

Saturday was the big day for Mario. He first decided to test the Czech railways and took a 40 minutes trip to a touristic place in the south-west of Prague, called Karlstejn. This trip was the occasion to meet fins speaking swedish and disturb them in their discussion about Czech beer they were drinking. Finally arrived, was it time to discover a castle surrounded by shops selling shit like samurai swords, shuriken or other weapons that are sharp enough to cut a flamingo into pieces and have -stricly- no relation with the medieval town it is supposed to be. Anyway, after this pleasant start and the trip back to Prague allowed Mario to watch the football match Sweden-Spain on a big screen in the middle of the old town. Of course there were many Swedes there, including a bunch of funny guys wearing the swedish colors and supporting their team vigorously, screaming "Zlatan Ibrahimovich" and "Sverige" while drinking countless cans of beer. Mario got a Swedish cap there and supported his (adopted) national team with them, before leaving for other crazy adventures. After a couple of beers, the traveling bird heard of a "free museums night" taking place exactly this evening, so that was the opportunity to visit the National Museum and look for his colleagues taht will never be able to travel anymore. Hopefully we found a flamingo! Except that the 60 years old guards did not appreciate us to wander in the museum with a flamingo on the back that attracted the tourists more than the actual exhibitions. But we could take a family picture anyway. Free the flamingos!!!

Friday, June 13 2008

Czech Beer in Prague

Mario is back on the road! Now after some time spent resting in Stockholm, his hometown, he felt like travelling again. fate has brought him to Prague, where he is enjoying good and cheap beer while looking at the Euro cup football matches. Of course he like tourism and still keeps on attracting the eyes of the local inhabitants, especially czech girls. Did you know that Czech republic is the country where people drink the most beer per capita per year? 130 liters I have heard! Amazing. Let's hope Mario will not get fat here.

Tuesday, July 31 2007

Empire of the Middle

China, next part. We are moving in fast luxurious trains, eating in luxurious shopping malls, we feel like in Europe (apart from the digestion). The wildest part of the trip is definitely behind us : Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong are the most occidentalized Chinese towns you can ever find.

We're getting slowly used to civilization again. Of course, as we are in China, shopping fenzy !

More flamingo pics for the fans :

Flamingo staring at Oriental Pearl in Shanghai :

Flamingo Oriental Pearl

This one from the crossing of the Russian-Mongolian border : flamingo very well surrounded...


Sunday, July 29 2007

Great Fucking Wall

Out of these bad luck options, check out the best ones :

  • crossing the border 30 minutes too late, miss the last bus to Beijing and be forced to stay 23 hours in a crappy chinese border town,
  • arriving to Beijing and figure out that we brought half of the Gobi sand with us, so that the sky is yellowish and totally foggy even if there are no clouds at all (yeah, every winter, the sand reaches Beijing because of desertification in the west),

Sandy Fog Beijing

  • planning a great trip to the Great Wall : go to Jinsanling, camp overnight in a tower, then trewk to Simatai (10 km walk); instead of this, being blocked on the road by some traffic jam (yeah, Chinese drivers are the worst in the world, far worse than russian ones : when the cars in front of them are slowing down because of the jam, their reaction is to occupy the left hand side of the road, and consequently, after 2 minutes, everything is totally blocked for hours), so finally deciding to go to Simatai for starting point instead (then the trek would be ascending, not descending)
  • arriving too late to Simatai, trying to reach the wall, but being blocked by 20 chinese "security" claiming that is forbidden to sleep in the wall (only to redirect us to the hostels); finally, camp in a crappy corn field;
  • having your poor travelmate (ie Jesus) getting awfully sick during the night (yeah, I transmitted it to him) and totally out of energy the next morning, then finally walk 1km instead of the 10 planned...


Just kidding, Beijing is great (flamingo says).

Flamingo with Mao

Flamingo Great Wall

Wednesday, July 25 2007

5 days in Mongolia

Flamingo with Chingiis Khan

After 8 hours of border crossing and one more night in the train, we arrived in Ulaanbaatar in early morning on July 20th. We were captured by a minivan of UB Guest House, which is the equivalent of Lenin Hostel in Moscow (regarding that a lot of people we met in the hostel had been in Lenin in Moscow... some of them even remembered the ad for the website I put in the toilet).

We went to an organised tour to a national park close (one hour) to the city where we slept in gers (traditional mongolian nomadic houses) and did horseriding. We were with the finnish crows (Vostoknauts), and back in UB they bought Jesus sangria ingredients to celebrate last night with them.

Then we decided to reach the border by ourselves, so we took the train to Sainshand, in the Gobi desert (almost the less populated area on Earth !). So what do we have in the Gobi ?

Lizard :


Mongolian camel :

Mongolian camel

Buddhist stuff :

Buddhist stuff

But mostly nothing.

We took an almost broken jeep with an almost blind driver to reach the border, and now we're in China, on our way to Beijing.

Deadly jeep

From Eka to Baikal

Hi again!!,

After some problems with the blog here we are again!! :) The payment of the domain and host space didn't work the first time, and we try it again just after the deadline they gave us but before the blog was shut down... but they already had the order and block the blog. Hopufuly they didn't delete it :) and after some mails it is working again :) It looks like our whole trip... too much improvisation waiting at the last minute to fix things... :S :P :P

Anyway after we left Ekaterinburg with almost tears in our eyes, we were finally alone. No more translators (now writing from China, and we definitely miss one :P), no more company than Nico, Mario and me.

Bye bye Eka people! :(

Mmmm... did I say "alone"? Ha!! Fortunately the train was full of nice people who were very interested in us, even if they couldn't speak english they ask us a lot of things... either through some other russians who kind of speak english, or through gestures ;-) First it was a woman neighbour of Nicolas, who spoke to us in english and german. Then, and when we took the bottle of vodka, a young guy from the Navy joined us, communicating with us through that woman and gestures... and of course driniking :P Then I met some nice russians who didn't speak english at all (well, one of them a little of french :P), but they offer us food and beer :) And mom, yes, they offer us dried fish which I ate to not be unpolite.... (arggg... seafood :S) :)

Russian people in the train :)

But this is not the end... We have also a nice train officer that spoke a little of english and whom one of the russians who offer us food was trying to flirt with ;-) I think she prefered me... :P Also I met some english teacher in Novorosibisk with who I had good conversations... even if, incredibly, my english was better (ok, with worse pronuntiation... :P).

Our train officier from Eka-Irkutsk

But again... it never ends... The world is full of nice people. The problem is just to meet them!! We talk with some people from the train, just after arrive (so not too much time left :S). First some more neighbours of Nicolas, and then some polish people that were in the same train.

More russians we met in the train... with flamingo! :) Polish people, also from the train, hangling around with us

And of course... we always have Mario the flamingo to make more friends!!! Here at 6:00AM local time, just after arrive to Irkutsk, some drunk russian girls saw our flamingo and got crazy with it... Anyway they didn't speak english :( :P

Drunk russians got crazy with flamingo

Then we wanted to go to Baikal port to go to some town nearby and join the nature until Monday, when we could do the Visas... but really fortunately we met those crazy people going to the rave party... where we met more nice people. We were like the stars of the party (the only foreigners there), since most of the people wanted to talk to us (again, english or russian, it didn't mind... although this time there were more english speakers :D). Anyway Nico has already post about it in another post. Of course, people there also got crazy with Mario... they even almost destroy giving him whisky!! Anyway it was a really beautiful stay in such nice place, so much green... so much transparent and pure water... There was going the transsiberian before... not anymore. Now it goes around Baikal lake for tourists only. We visited also Litsvienka.

People waiting the ferry to go to the Rave party! :) People in the rave party also got crazy with flamingo!! (and alcohol... :P)

Old way of the transsiberian. Now the Circunbaikal (for tourists :P)

Then back in Irkutsk we sleep one night in Elena's place, an Hospitality Club and Couch Surfing member who host us and with we have nice conversations together with her daughter. Ahhh, also some nice shower there!! :)

Elena and Katya, our hosts in Irkutsk, with flamingo :)

On Monday finally we spend a lot of time trying to get the mongolian visa :S And thanks to Olga it wasn't more time!!! She was our translator there, as well as she opened a bank account to let us pay the visa, cause you cannot pay with cash, only through the account, and you can have an account only either if you are russian or you have registered in Irkutsk. Anyway, we got it!! And Olga picked up our passports while we were in Olkhon.

In the embassy we met some people from HC (Rodri, Mauricio, Petra, Tuula, Dana) who were doing the transsiberian also, and we convinced them to go to Olkhon with us and camp there :) And there we were after 2 hours of road and 2 hours of "road" (the driver broke the suspension at least twice...).

Hospitality Club members travelling around Cows in the middle of the road

Anyway, and even if it was raining one of the days (and our tent flooded) and it was really windy, the views were really worthy: View from Olkhon island, where we camp the first nigth

Here is, as Petra says in her blog, Nico singing a blues to try to stop the rain.

Happy Nico playing the guitar...

And, even if it almost didn't rain that night... it was so windy we had to sleep in the tents of out new friends... and this is how our tent looked like the next morning :S

Our tent in the morning... after so much wind at nigth

Now.... Let's hurry up!! (as always) Cuase we're leaving!!! :D

Wednesday, July 18 2007

Rave party on the Baikal

Finally one small hour to geek again before taking the train to Ulanbataar.... yes, the visa expires in two days so we are not welcome anymore in this great country !

Sight to the lake

Some time to share a very special experience. After a lot of encounters, drinking, eating, singing, during the 50 hours of train from beloved Eka, we arrived in Irkutsk on saturday morning, not really knowing what to do until the Mongolian embassy opened on monday so we just decided to take a minibus to the Baikal. In that minibus, a bunch teens talked to us for five minutes and finally decided to invite us to their rave party.

Sasha, Olya, Sasha, Flamingo

So after lunch and first shower in the Baikal, we went to the place, which was actually an agglomerate of old wrenches floating on the Baikal. An usual squatt for alternative Siberian teenagers changed into a party place for one evening.

On se gele les couilles

Of course, the security conditions were totally amazing, far below what you would expect for any party organisation in Europe. The place is almost totally unsecured, with spikey metal parts all around. Combined with the toxicology levels of all this crowd (200 to 300, my estimation), finishing the night with a few broozes is a performance. You can be happy not to fall into the water or bleed more seriously.

The boat

Fortunately the security is here. A bunch of paramilitary guys that seem to take their job very seriously, with guns obviously placed on their lap.

Security... ca rigole pas

Two dancefloors : techno and drum and bass (I finally got my drum n bass party in Russia... yeaaaaah), until 6pm, then sleeping in a former gas vat full of rust (while Jesus was gossipping in our tent).


Great ! This is a confirmation that russians that you met randomly are extremely friendly.

But how come Russian that are on the other side of the cash machine are so rude ?

PS : this is why there are no photos of Jesus on the blog :

Why Jesus is never on the blog

Saturday, July 14 2007

The biggest country in the world - what have we seen...

The first part of the trip is over. Cultural exchange with lbg Ekaterinburg has finished few days ago and all participants are spread around the world now – Italy, Germany, France, Sweden, Far East of Russia (Irkutsk). As I stayed in Ekaterinburg to “kill” the summer I have some time now to summarize last 3 weeks of our lives. 3 weeks, 4 cities to pass and 100 things to see and new impressions to get. What have we learned? Helsinki – never come to this city during midsommar (23d of June) – it is dead. No cars, no people, no public transport. The result – we missed cheap minivans to get to Saint Petersburg as there were no transportation from Viking line terminal.

Saint Petersburg – for me it’s the best city in Russia – the most beautiful, hospitable, artistic and just alive. Some say that it’s the most European city of Russia as it’s closer to Europe as well as it was founded more than 300 years ago by Peter the Great – Russian king who opened for Russia “the window” to Europe starting liberal reformations and trade relations with Europe. IMG_2036.jpg

The city was a capital of Russia for about 200 years therefore it is full of great palaces and cathedrals. Winter_palace.jpg Royal square and Winter palace (hosting the famous Hermitage museum now) IMG_1971.jpg St. Isaak cathedral

SPb did great job during the big revolution in Russia in 1917 as well as II World War. Aurora.jpg Aurora – the hero ship who won lots of battles.

In spite of its royal history the city lives full party life. We were lucky enough to witness the total mess of the final school graduation day – thousands of people in the street shouting, parting and drinking, concerts, fireworks and a ship with red sails “Алые паруса» - the simbol of the event. Alie_parusa.jpg


Moscow – 12 mln people – always full, messy and moving. One of the most expensive cities in the world It still has a charm of old historical city (It was founded in 1047), however it starts to be replaced by newly built skyscrapers, fashionable shopping malls (Sales of Armani boutique in Moscow are higher than common European ones). Flamingo has visited the best sites of the city… IMG_2833.jpg


Ekaterinburg – the city in between 2 continents – Europe and Asia. Always fighting to be called the third capital of Russia. Industrial city which is supposed to be a typical representative of ordinary Russian life…. Is it true or not? It is to decide the guests of the city (Tobias, Ste, Emilie, Baris, Tanya, Nico & Jesus – waiting for your comments about my native “village”.

So what have we figured out about Russia during 2,5 weeks crawling around? It is a huge country (ask Nico & Jesus who spend not hours but days traveling from 1 side of the country to another) with crappy trains…


…with people who don’t speak English

perfect_russian_english.jpg A poster in the Internet café in Saint Petersburg

…but who are always happy to share a shot of vodka with you… IMG_1431.jpg

Welcome to Russia!


p.s. Latest news from our travelers – Nico & Jesus finally arrived at night to Irkutsk after 50 hours in another Russian train and now are on te way to rave party on Baikal lake…Good luck to crazy flamingo team;)

Monday, July 9 2007

48 hours of survival

Some updates from the cultural exchange !

Yesterday we came back from the most remote place in Russia (almost) : Doctor's parents house in the countryside. Not the countryside as we know it, but let's imagine : first, three hours of train away from Eka to reach a city covered by pink smoke from the metallurgical plants, eating radioactive (but cheap) pizza waiting for the rain to stop. Then, hire a minivan to carry us to the Europe-Asia border.Europe side of the border

Asian side of the border

Turn right, on a very scary road full of holes. At one moment, the driver cannot go further because there is too much mud, so we get out and walk 8 kilometers to the place, with crazy mosquitoes attacking, the rain, and a destroyed bridge to cross.Scary bridge to cross...

Then we arrived to Doctor's datch in the middle of nowhere: Simply perfect! Except for the mosquitoes... Full of them eating all of us (well, mainly to Nicolas... french blood seems to be like french wine :P).

But some Bania (like sauna) plus cold river helped us to forget the mosquitoes... or maybe it was the vodka :P You can ask Stefano or Baris about it and how they felt the next morning... :P Consequences of driniking too much vodka... Emilie was a little socked at the begining due to the mosquitoes, but slowly she adapted to the situation and began to drink a lot of vodka as well :)

A special mention to Doctor's Mom, who became our Mom during the weekend and prepare a lot of good food for us :D

Another mention to the... Naked team!!! Formed by Sasha (alias terminator or porn star :P), Stefano, Baris and Natasha. Tanya was there taking the pictures....Naked Team!!!

Then come back to civilization thanks to a driver and his militar truck, which carried us through all the forest full of mosquitoes avoiding all the mud In exchange we promised him to make him famoues in internet thanks to our blog :D... Track driver and us more parties to stay the last days with all the people, including Natasha (the pianist), whom Jesus met.

There are some more things... but rigth now I have a lot of memory blanks... mainly due to the vodka and the hurry to take the train to go to Irkustk. Another 50hours in a train until we get there :S Let's hope it won't be so hot as the other one. We will also to get the Mongolian visa there, but we arrive on a friday evening, so we'll have to wait until monday for the consulate... :S I hope we will have time to go to Baikal as well and do everything we wanted (mainly in China... and have time to get to Hong Kong on time!!! :P).

See you from Irkustk!! (with 7 hours of difference with most of Europe: GMT+8).

P.S.: Maybe we will meet there the finish people we met in Lenin Hostel, the Vostoknauts!! ;)

P.S.1: Nicolas began this post on 9th, but me, Jesus, has finish it on 11th, and Tanya K. finished to upload the pictures on 12th at night - the last survivor in Ekaterinburg, drinking a beer alone (all the friends have to work tomorrow, to late for them to stay awake) and terribly missing everybody....

Wednesday, July 4 2007

CE in Ekaterinburg


Hi all!,

We arrive safely to Eka, not without sweatting it, literally. 30 hours in a train full of people in very little space. Hopefully we had some good experiences there, like the guy who was alone and Baris talk to, and then he was with us almost all the time, and even played the guitar with us, or like Natasha, a pianist russian girl whom I met and talk all the night and taught me some russian sentences :P).

The good thing was the reception... LBG Ekaterinburg was waiting for us with a cartel saying "Bullshit" and with Champagne!!! Incredible!! Thanks a lot!!!

And once here guess... yes!!! More vodka!! (Of course, after a good cold shower after the train :P) in a party at Doctor's house (bffff, what a house!!!) and then go to sleep.

Next day city rally and meeting Natasha to say good bye. Maybe I will see her again, who knows. During the city rally some "stupid/funny" activities were done (as always in BEST :D). Including some race with eggs, lollipop-condom exchange, dances in front of buildings... etc, and of course flamingo photos!! :P

Lollipop - Condom Exchange... or something else? :P

BTW, this time some other "photographers" were with me (the reason I usually don't appear in the photos of the blog... is I'm taking the photo :P). We join together the whole family of a Canon series: 300D (me), 350D (Natasha), 400D (Yuri). We will see the results... ;-)

In the afternoon, appart of a boring museum where the organizers had never been :P we drank like in a botellon near the river with beer and then looking for a club where to go out. "El Dorado" was finally the place where to go out... and was a little crappy, mainly for the music and the people (most of them with sun glasses!!! O_O), but with some nice girls :P BTW, we have concluded that russians boys are too lazy to dance with their girlfriends. So you can see several girls dancing alone... but with boyfriend near them getting drunk :S Poor girls...

Today was Zoo!!! And incredible (maybe not too much after the weather in Moscow and St Petersburg), after all these days being too hot, this morning it rain a lot :S But then of course, the weather become good and hot again. Nice zoo with a lot of animals (photos coming), like siberian tiger, or hipo :P Sadly... not flamingos at all :S Just some similar birds, and even parrots... including one like Pirulo! (The parrot I used to have at my home). We went afterwards to the highest building in Eka (at the moment... and until they finish other building which will double this one :P).

Siberian Tiger

Tanya meets "hipo"!!!

Like my parrot Pirulo!

In the afternoon some sports. Yes! We don't just drink and drink alcohol... we are healthy young people! :D So, some voleyball and everyone was tired :P Actually it was quite good and relaxing :) Now the shower is waiting for me, and then... another club, more like talking (and drinking, of course! :P).

I promise to put some more photos of these days. :)

Sunday, July 1 2007

Leaving in few minutes

Yes!, and I'm here geeking together with Nicolas and Tanya posting some news before taking the train to go to Ekaterinburg (30 hours by train... :S We won't post anything in about 2 days for sure).

There are some more photos from Slava's birthday party yesterday. There were some nice russian chicks and a lot of alcohol, from wine, whisky... and of course Vodka!!! :D

Wanna some vodka?

We will talk more about that later... (Including "Na Pososhok", the last drink before the first step in a large journey). Today we wake up early (incredible!) to see the university of Moscow and the views from there. Of course Mario came with us (some photos in another post later).

So since we are in a hurry (the train leaves in around 1 hour and we still have to get there...) that's all at the moment. Don't forget to leave your comments and continue visitin us!!! :P

Bye bye!

Lenin Hostel falling into pieces

We are about to leave Moscow but before I wanted to write stuff about the Lenin Hostel.

Lenin Hostel has just opened so it is the cheapest you can find in the city. Only ten euros a night. Mess The staff is also brand new and any new arrival makes them lose their common sense.

There is a cat but he is brand new as well so he doesn't know yet to shit in his litter.

If you are very persuasive you can get some blankets for your bed.

The overall equipment is brand new and already destroyed; we stayed 3 days and witnessed the destruction of half of the hotel equipment. Today, we don't even have water because one pipe was destroyed in the building. We'll stink for 2 days in the train !!! Cat BUT but but :

At Lenin Hotel at least, you feel at home. You feel as much as a customer than a receptionist. You can choose your bed. You can use the owner's computer; you can pay yourself directly at the cash machine. And at Lenin Hostel there are a lot of crazy backpackers on the transsiberian Moscow stop like us.

Go to Lenin Hostel ! Fast ! In a few days it will disappear.

Saturday, June 30 2007

Moscow, Moscow!

28th June, 2007

Hi all!,

Finally I find some time to write something :P Between so much sigthseeing, parties, and so... I didn't find the time before to properly geek and post something.

In summary, I was writing a diary in paper (what can I say? I'm a clasical romantic :P) until we arrived in Moscow (everything we have done in these last days :D). Now we are supposed to update the blog so you can be better informed (I promised we will upload also the content of the previous days).

First train in Russia

Now we are in Moscow, after a crappy train (in the worst class, the 3rd), with a lot of people sleeping together in the same wagon without any cabins (well, there were actually "separated cabins", without doors, just the wall where the bed was standing.

We arrived to Moscow and... Surprise!!! The hostel is definetevely quite new (that the reason of the cheap prices) and they have problems with organization and they don't know which beds are free, so it's a chaos and they try to solve it when we walk around the city.

Hopefully some member of LBG Moscow helped us a lot and went with us to some visits through the city and have lunch. Of course Mario (Flamingo!) came with us.

Flamingo in Moscow - Christ Cathedral

And of course we visited the Red Square!!! :D A little impresive (but in some way I expected more)... and full of people. BTW, I coudn't take photos (no camera with me), but the Red Square at nigth is really impresive and beautiful.

Flamingo in Red Square - After Rain

Flamingo got more new smiles (althoug here in Moscow is more difficult to get russian smiles than in St. Petergsburg... :S) and even some photos!!! From photos from some turists to photos from some russians who where selling photos with eagles!!! :D

Flamingo wiht Eagles

We also went to St. Basil's cathedral (I expected much more inside, but it has a lot of chambers/chapels). And also when you ar close to it... it doesn't seem to be so big. But is very nice from outside, mainly when saw from the red square.

Also Kazan Church and some more walking around until we were destroyed enough to come back home to sleep. After that... some dinner plus some club :D "Propaganda". Quite different from Sweden, where you can only enter if you are swedish... Here at the begining they didn't let us get inside... until they realized our faces of stupid people who don't understad anything (in russian, or course) and then they say... "How many? You can enter" :D The club was nice... techno music (puajj), with really nice "russian chics", as Tobias says. Mmm... talking about Tobias. Gossip!! Guess who was almost mading up with a nice girl... who ended up to be marriaged!! :S Of course Tobias is a gentleman and he didn't do anything else (Actually he was saying from the begining: "Should I trust russian girls?" Mmmm, maybe he was rigth doubting it, even if he refer to robery stuff...).

Well, nothing else at the moment... It's late and we are supposed to wake up early tomorrow to meet Tanja F.(Latvia) to give her the money of the train tickets to Eka. Baris also is coming tomorrow, but in the evening. So we will have a lot of fun tomorrow evening in Slava's birthday party with a lot of водка (in cyrillic, which I'm trying to learn to read... bfff quite difficult!!! :P).

More news soon!!!!!!

Friday, June 29 2007


Jesus is too lazy to blog even if he has 50 pages of bullshit in an old-fashioned paper diary... fucking bastard !

What else was exciting about St Petersburg ? The best sight from the city is definitely at night, when the bridges open. We went for a night cruise on a trendy boat and the big city lights are simply magic.

St Pet Mafia

The weather was a bit shitty at some points. Hopefully, our welcoming comitee in St Petersburg (friends of Tanya from Hospitality Club) provided us some very useful rules :

  • drink vodka and beer. Otherwise your alcohol money will be blown in the wind.
    • if the weather is no good, take your friends and relax, drink (for example : vodka)
    • after good and tasty food you must sleep
    • if you feel like working, go to sleep. This feeling will disappear.
  • If you forgot any rules, call us !!

A big THANK YOU for St Petersburg mafia (Sash, Varvara, on the picture below) for the time you've spent with us. It was very precious.

St Pet Mafia

Wednesday, June 27 2007

Leaving St Petersburg soon

Three days in St Petersburg and I still haven't found the time to geek properly and set up a nicer blog.

St Petersburg Bloody Church

We arrived on saturday for some kind of graduation ceremony where everybody was on the streets. It ended up quite beautifully with fireworks over the winter palace.

St Petersburg fireworks over Winter Palace

The next days, a few museums, bars, bla bla bla. Gotta run, but I'll write down a lot more bullshit on the train tonight.

Flamingo says hi. Flamingo png

Tuesday, June 26 2007

Blog finally online...yea!!!

This is the blog of a small part of BEST Stockholm going to Russia.

It all started with a cultural exchange we had in February with BEST group Ekaterinburg. We were supposed to go there and visit them. As our lives are a bit pointless, we are gonna go there by train and the craziest of us will continue until the end of the world.

Flamingo Stockholm

Back in Stockholm, we had a lot of histories with a nice plastic pink flamingo who came from nowhere, was stolen several times, and that we all would have been very sad to leave. So what the heck... we decided to carry it with us, hopefully till the end of the trip.

So stay tuned for the tremendous adventures of flamingo team !