21.05.2009 28 °C
4th day, aroud 800 km, we crossed slovenian border with gregor and his huge truck, and then joseph alias josko, an old slovenian warmly wlecomed us with his huge smile, and we danced on gypsi music until bled. he left us just in front of the lake.
just at that moment i stopped breathing! its like a small heaven, the lake water is totally transparent, with huge fishes jumping from time to time. In the middle on an island a there is a wonderful church, flooded by the sun. we planted tents just feet into the water, in front of the island, where i just come back by swimming XD
this morning after a lazy breakfast and a sunset, we climbed to the top of of bled castle and remain over there more almost 3 hours, the panorama was unbelievable! we can see the mountains all around. i feel so free!
im so amazed by landscapes we crossed which makes me feel so alive!
but what surprise me the most is people kindness, especially the one of the 14 people wh helped us to advancea bit more to istanbul!
karim and his car without roof, cathleen, gislaine the french sheep raiser student, Hadrian and Sonia the german-swiss couple which never stop holding hands in their amazing toyota 4/4 prototype imported from the states, they will leave us in Konstanz where we will spend the first night and the morning cross the lake by boat. i wont forget manuel and his tatoo car, he took us ten second after i show the "istanbul" pan! and the amazing christophe, who repair expensive clocks, who bought his car the morning, he asked us to help him to find a name for his car, a Q5, he wanted to give a cow name cause in geman, Q means cow! we suggest marguerite XD, for example the previous one was called Dora, like in Nemo cause the GPS never stop talking! After a longest way just for the view on the top of a mountains 2000m hight, he left us on a rest area and told us that wre always meet people twice in a life
there were as well daniel, the austrian student who made an internship in alcatel lucent paris, C and Sonia, 2 italians, Levent the turkish truck driver who wanted to lead us til istanbul, with cokes, internet and a turkish lesson :D we loved him and will keep contact! After Sergei the russian tuck driver, and wladimir, the german one.
but there were the kindess as well of innsbruck students , 10 min after arriving in the city they offered us beer and sandwiches for free outside, some were playing music in old sofas, it was so cool that we kept talking with austrians, germans and italian student for almost 3 hours.
I realized that this trip teach me much more things that what i was expecting from. I feel in peace actually cause i think even more today that humans have a good basis.I realized as well that language and cultural differences are not a strong barrier and we have so many things to share with everyone who cross our way.
people are really open, curious and want to exchange, that is surely the backpacking effect, but we really like to play this game adapting to everyone, trying to find what we can offer to him/her. We are a bit now of each person who gave colors to our trip, most difficult thing is leaving, but just thinking what is going to wait me, make me feel so happy and confident. What a great adventure!
I reaized as well at which point there are nbo borders between european countries, we met people with 2 citizenship, couple from different countries, people who work in one and live in another one, and people who play with the tarif rate, to buy stuffs!So multicultural!
Ok i have to leave now we are gonna go to a typical restaurant with gypsi music that a our old and smilly slovenian advised us! (but my german is not that good, hope i understood what he told quie well or we are gonna be lost XD)
Tomorrow we will camp in a national park between gorges, caves, waterfalls..
we should cross croatian border on sunday