August 25, 2010

CharRie's Café at ECMC Budapest

I had a Burnout Syndrome... I finally got up myself to write about my bike journey to Europe. Sorry,this is kind of old stuff and already passed a few months but I still want to post & share this now otherwise I never will. Europe just melted my heart too bad XD I got a burnout...

I love traveling with my bicycle. I took my coffee bike and went to Leeds and Budapest in May. This was my 1st time being to Europe and there were some big reasons I went there.

♥Reason 1: Meeting my best friend Monika in Leeds. It's been years to see her; I first met her in Kyoto, Japan and became best friend through the bicycle.
Bike trip to Leeds

Here are some photos I developed of my trip to Leeds. I was there for only 3 days but had a good time to ride around the city with some friends. Thanks to Monika + Marek and fixed gear leeds crew!

♥Reason 2: Meeting Linda - Candy Cranks author from Budapest. Wowww! Candy Cranks is the great tool to make cool bike friends all over the globe!! I'd never met Linda but we are now really good friends!! Viva Candy Cranks!!
ECMC 2010 Budapest

Thanks a lot to Linda to make my trip so much fun, helped me out, put me up and showe me an awesome time!! Hungarian people are so nice and kind. I love Budapest!! (and Gosser Lemon beer!)

♥Reason 3: ECMC (European Cycle Messenger Championships) in Budapest. I am not a messenger but I like to hangout with them and watching the messenger race. They are pretty tough and hardcore cyclist. I love their life style and crazy parties!
ECMC 2010 group photo

ECMC 2010 Budapest
Hi cheeeeez! (Japanese photo peace sign, yaaay! :D)

ECMC 2010 Budapest

ECMC 2010 Budapest
I spread Love Wheels Nagoya Calendars. ♥Thank you♥

ECMC 2010 Budapest

ECMC 2010 Budapest
Bicycle Fashion Show.

ECMC 2010 Budapest

ECMC 2010 Budapest
Bike Polo Final.

♥Reason 4: CharRie's Café
I brought my original coffee beans and all my coffee bike stuff in huge freight baggage backpack from Japan. (It was super heavy to bring them all! :() I was a bit nervous to doing my coffee bike at ECMC for 3 days by myself because I had no friend, only a few Japanese around this event. I knew only Linda and Sinya (organizer of ECMC) and I wasn't sure if European would love my Japanese coffee... but I had a confidence to make people to love my coffee so Linda was in love♥ yay!
ECMC 2010 Budapest

CharRie's on ECMC

CharRie's on ECMC

CharRie's Cafe at ECMC

charries-coffee-at-ecmc

♥ thank you all ♥
... was sexy ; ) ♥Thanks everyone!

CharRie's on ECMC

Many people stopped by my bike café, having my coffee and happy talks...♥ It inspired me a lot!! I didn't charge for my coffee but everyone tipped me good. Thank you!

♥Reason 5: Cheering my messenger friend Izuru from Naogya. He came with his wife and 2 years old son. It was their late honeymoon as they said. Sweet♥
Izuru

ECMC 2010 Budapest

Ride & Chilling in Budapest

♥Reason 6: Sightseeing in Budapest. We had a group riding all day long. Riding and hanging out the city by bicycle is the best way to see, feel and smell the local. Too many beautiful castles in Budapest!! I felt like I was in Disneyland! :D
Ride & Chilling in Budapest

Ride & Chilling in Budapest

Ride & Chilling in Budapest
LANGOS tastes sooo good! (especially when you get drunk at midnight like mexican burrito)

Ride & Chilling in Budapest

Ride & Chilling in Budapest

Needless to say, traveling with a bike and meeing some bike friends across the ocean are always great. Even if we don't wee each other, we can still have a good friendship through the bicycle. Bicycle unites people all over the world.

It took a lot of courage for me to do my coffee bike in my 1st time being in Europe and 1st time doing my coffee bike out of Japan. The bigger try is, the more worth it has.

Thanks for sharing this.
More pics HERE.

2 comments:

  1. You obviously had a great time.
    Wonderfull pictures.
    Thank you for sharing them with us.

    Regards,
    Hurben

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  2. Ooh sweet! thank you for your nice comment.
    Its always happy to hear positive response and it inspires me a lot! thank you♥

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