Archiv für September 2010


- 5 WOCHEN UNTERWEGS MIT „2wheels4change“ –
---------------- Berlin – Ulan Baator ----------------

An alle lieben Freunde und Reisedurstigen!

Wir (Simi und Flo) sind nun schon seit nunmehr fast zwei Wochen wieder im Lande, in der westlichen Dekadenz gelandet.

Es wäre ja schön, sich mal wieder zu sehen!

Wir wollen allen Leuten mit Interesse hiermit feierlich anbieten, Einblicke in unsere 5-wöchige Tour durch die Weiten der Ukraine, Russlands und der Mongolei zu bekommen.
Wir laden Euch ein, mit uns gemeinsam aus den Tiefen der lichtenberger Katakomben eine Phantasiereise durch eine wilde, ferne Welt zu unternehmen. Angereichert mit Fotografien und Klangeinlagen der rauen Realitat.

Kommt, bringt reichlich Wodka, Speck und Fettbemmen und genießt einen:

- 5 WOCHEN UNTERWEGS MIT „2wheels4change“ -

Ukraine I Russland I Mongolei mit Transsib & Fahrrad

SAMSTAG; 25. September; 19 Uhr in der
„gRAUENgISELA“ – Giselastraße 5 – S-Bhf. Nöldnerplatz

Sagt mir bitte bescheid, wenn ihr nicht kommen könnt aber gerne Bilder sehen würdet. Ich versuche einen Zweittermin zu organisieren.

Lieber Gruß
Florian & Simeon

Performances in Ulaanbaatar

Looking Back: L‘viv

We were staying and practicing in a place for autistic kids in Lviv after a 5 day ride over the Karpatian Mountains …

shamans, street children & snow

While tyle was teaching a 400-year-old spirit in the body of a 19-year-old shaman how to play a Vietnamese mouthharp at a shaman ritual, Jakob began some serious street work —

Now we are diligently seeking out children who live on the streets of Ulaanbaatar and showing them how to make money on the streets by playing with self-made juggling balls and devil-sticks. With the help of Sunny, our translator, we have been able to meet many children, eat with them, show them some tricks, and earn money with them and for them. We hope they will continue to use their skills after we leave.

Currently we are also persuing a collaboration with the worldwide NGO Save the Children.

We also visited the Lotus Children Centre, performing for the orphans who live there and playing „chaos circus“ with them for about an hour.

Our shows are paying for our food but not for our visas or new winter clothing (it’s supposed to snow this week) . . . if you would like to support our further efforts to help street children, please consider a donation.

Mongolia to Ulaan Baatar

We‘re in Ulaan-Baatar! We spent almost a week cycling from Naushki through Sukbatar (where we squated the city sign), Darkhaan (where we did a show) and on into the capitol. We had some really nice experiences with the local people, got invited for Mongolian food and milk-tea in one of the many yurts and met horse riders with their huge herds of sheep, horses or goats.

Unfortunately nearly everyone of us got a bit sick again, so not all could ride bikes all the time and the group shrinked from 11 to – in the end – 2 people who were bravely still riding the tandem up and down the hills. The rest either stayed in a place to regenerate or hitch-hiked on the last day before we met again.

Right then the tandem broke, 30km before the city, which is where we wanted to meet everyone from hitch-hiking anyway. Immediately we met two construction workers who could weld (“gagnuur” in Mongolian and “svarka” in Russian – a very useful word for us). We carried the tandem to a yurt in which wires protruded out of the ceiling. The workers in hardhats attached the bare wires individually to electrical sockets – the lights dimmed as the welding machine powered up. They got the reclining seat back on and fixed the steering, though, while other workers cooked over the stove in the middle and we ate together in the yurt.

Then our group rode all together into that huge city, Ulaan-Baatar. Luckily we met Froit from Euro Yurts, who builds and sells yurts. He put up a brand new “ger” (Mongolian for “yurt”) for us in his yard.

On the first day in Ulaanbaatar, we started to play twice in nearly empty squares, but both times many people gathered and we could see happy faces and children who wanted to try out and learn stuff from us.

Flo and Simi left for Germany. Another five of us will leave on September 16. Until then there’s still time to work with street kids and make shows . . . let’s see.