I spent 3 precious weeks in Meiringen with Simon. It was amazingly good and we did enjoy a lot as we were riding our bikes most of the day in tracks around the area. also Automn was coming and day by day I could see differences on colors of trees but still it is too long for me to stay somewhere...!! I have to move and continue. Still there is no news from imigration office concerning my permit and I have to wait.
I have been waiting for my visa extension for while and wasn't able ( still I am not !) to leave Switzerland. Since I am waiting here I was enough lucky to spend a great time with my good friend Simon and do lots of cycling and some hiking in Swiss Alps. Everyday we were looking at the weather to see what we could do or where we could cycle. As I am not that good at mountain biking I fell down couple of time and I broke my cell phone and my camera objective, but I enjoyed a lot.
After 23 days of cycling through beautiful Norway, it was time to stop cycling and take train to visit different parts of Norway to meet up with my good friends..I was so excited to meet them again and have some quility time with my good friends.
I met Lukas in my friends house and after we talked a bit about my journey and my project, he kindly invited me to visit his class in OSZT ( Oberstufen zentrum tauffellen ) - Biel-Biene. we fixed a date and on Thursday January 29 I went to visit his class and share some ideas and my experiences with his students. we talked about some problems we have in our world and at last we planted a tree in a pot just to symbolize our work and to touch the soil. Thanks a lot to all the students and Lukas.
I came back to Montessori school to visit a class and also to thank them for their support. When I visited the school first time in 2012, Mrs Rachelle Olson helped me a lot to reach more classes and about 10 months later she organized a book sale in the school. kids brought some second hand bok and some mothers backed some cookies or...for the market and afterward they sent me the money to support my journey and " we need trees" project. so it was nice to go back there and meet them again and thank them. Also I had a chance to have another class and workshop with another group of kids
I have been in Tehran for a long time which is absolutely not my style. It is getting too much and I am ready to leave now. I should start standing on my own feet and move on to create something. Hardly I can create something while I am stuck somewhere. Tonight I am going to pack to stat cycling through Iran.
Up to March 9 Current location : Tehran _ Iran KMs cycled : 65470 km Days on the road : 26950` Countries I have cycled : 52 School visited : 193 Workshops in schools : 536 Trees planted : 1221 Next destination : Cycling through Iran... Longest distance in one day : 318.8 km Next Event : Looking for