on saturday, i went to Leysin with my dad’s fully and some friends to do some downhill. it was pure fun. i scared myself a few times, but that didn’t hold me back from riding down the slopes at mach2 (well, compared to a pro, it’s snail-speed… ). i really enjoyed it.
on sunday my sisters (2outta3) went to my dad’s place. t’was cool. we went down to the lake which is at an encredibly low level due to the HOT weather. you can actually walk to the island in the middle of the lake, something that can usually only be done during the winter when they’re lowering the water level (artificial lake) to prepare for the snow melting. dad said that he never saw that in his 25+ years here… i guess it really shows how dry it is now
passport/visa shit: the U.S. government SUX !! because of their so-called reinforced anti-terrorism measures, swiss citizen who want to travel to the usa after october 1st (which is my case, since i’m coming back to Suisse on oct 2nd… UH!) have to have a machine-readable (whatever!) passport, OR a visa (even tourists). so, getting a new passport costs 130CHFR whereas getting a visa (you have to actually go to the u.s. embassy IN PERSON to justify why you’re applying for a visa) which costs 150CHFR. i think the decision is easy to make… i read they’re thinking about putting chips with ones biometric data into passports too (Malasia has it). of course, the ONLY country making such a mess and dictating how OTHER countries should handle the issues coming up with new passports and stuff are the united states of america. are they really stupid enough to believe that this kind of shit is gonna keep terrorists from attacking? yes of course. maybe the gi-s should stop messing up other countries, eh!?!… i’m calm :-/