The recap of the epic adventures of Fufunchis (@yidneth 's 3 plushie rats) at Steemfest 3... Party, friends... joy! Bliss!
STEEMFEST was very intense and this is the first time I am finally in front of my computer to share some of my experiences. It was impossible to catch a breath and break to write from the phone. Most of the pictures of this post are taken by my phone and are rather candid and spontaneous. It was delightful to meet so many friends (old and new) and I had a great time.
I performed in "A Night of Steem" along with some other talented musicians and if someone has pictures of that I'm grateful to have more as I want to write a post about it. I will write more about my own impressions but this post is a bit unconventional, Steemfest through the eyes of my fufunchis who came inside my bag and enjoyed all the sweet experiences (shhh, they didn't pay for the ticket and came smuggled inside my bag). It was a fun and sweet thing to do and I had promised my friends @pechichemena 🐖 and @paintingangels that I would do this and update them daily, so I was sending all these pics to @helpie discord server for my friends to enjoy the experience. So all pictures taken from phone, not fancy ones this time, just the spontaneity of the moments.
So this is FUFUNCHIS adventures in Steemfest
Who are fufunchis?
They are plush rat toys in memory of my three pet rats Tuula (wind), Ritva (branch) and Taika (spell). Even if they are not with me now, everyone on discord knows I love to use "rat memes" instead of emojis and my love for rats. But they were also my pets... I'll go for more when I have the chance, but kind of like to remember them this way which is fun (like they were).
So as I said I promised to @pechichemena and @paintingangels that fufunchis were going to make this trip with me and send regular reports so they can get to share Steemfest with my fellow helpienauts.
My partner @hedac has already shared a post our trip from Navarra to Krakow. Including our car breaking going to the airport, but we made it! Thanks Hector for coming with us, he knows I'm an hectic traveler and you fulfilled your mission of safe delivery there and back again. :)
So we drove from Navarra to Bilbao and arrived super early at the airport (went early because the car was misbehaving). The airport was even closed. But @roelandp told me, do not miss the flights! So Mum took extra care of being paranoid about missing the flight. LOL.
It is ok, mum brought butter cookies for the plane and tedious waiting times, after all she is a @helpie
Our stop in Amsterdam was very long but we took the chance to recharge the phone and crave for chocolate
We kept on checking to take our final flight to Poland:
As soon as we arrived we found fellow singer @edprivat and we all took an Uber to Krakow.
We arrived to the airbnb and it was really nice... But we couldn't chill for long as we were already late for our first meeting with our fellow friends.
Above: Our hotel in Krakow... nice... but Let's party!!!
So we headed to Qbus hotel and were given our badge. It was @suesa who did us the honour. And there were yummy toffee candies. This is going to be sweet.
We were welcomed by a wizard! And he got to know us too. Mum is an elf so already feeling embraced by family. Thank you @gtg for the warm welcome and your sweet encouragement!
Krakow has some charming places, I enjoyed the bridges and though we had some issues with contamination and smog during the visiting days, there are some lovely spots. Here some snapshots walking around Krakow:
Cakes and cookies
Both days of conferences were packed up with cakes and cookies and coffee.... Above with @meno having an idea (noted lit bulb) and the piglet is @pechichemena who could not attend though @llfarms brought his "pig avatar" who enjoyed coffee and cookies with us.
Endless supply of cakes and cookies... is this heaven?
The Conferences and Round tables
We did not get get a picture with @ned he seemed very engaged in conversation :)
@llfarms from curie mentioned us as example of high quality blog, thank you so MUCH! (hmmm Justine, don't take this entry seriously... we took over Mum's feed for today)
@utopian-io conference by @techslut We were mesmerised by her pink hair... Unicorn hair (Thanks also to @mrlightning for the vocal remedy)
We met so many wonderful people. Impossible to name them all in this post but Mum is writing one on her own.
Above: one of our favourite picture from the trip... we got to meet a wizard! Thanks for the welcome @gtg The Wizards hats will soon be a trend!
@roelandp also took a fancy picture with us... Steemfest was lit! And firey red!
During the breaks the fun went on...! JAMMMMMM
Jamming among musicians. There were singing popular songs and @luzcypher from @openmic was encouraging all to join in.
A night of Steem
And Partying hard listening to @steembirds
Kudos to all performers of the night @katrina-ariel @greencross @edprivat @enginewitty @steembirds Thanks also for the lovely backstage parties and conversations! I like the night featured such eclectic mix of artists.
We love living the fancy life: Boat trip and tourism
We took a boat to sail over the Vistula river with our fellow Steemians.
We met @blocktrades at the boat too, though we were not aware who he was at the beginning, blush! He was super nice to us and we got to thank him and his wife for their support.
We also had a long interesting and almost spiritual journay chat with @koreanoprah
By this time we were becoming really popular and we stole the spotlight (sorry @yidneth)
Then partied on and... you know
Fast food in Poland is so cheap... good not to be on diet!
We met so many dragons!!
We were all tired but loving the night life, show must go on so heading to a well known pub on the SF beer route
We walked around the city... looks pretty in the night... We found a carriage for mum to go to the Ball like Cinderella, mean Ball, mean to the Karaoke organized by @coruscate @steemcafe and @anomadsoul
We were too wasted and tired to be on pitch though. Karaoke fail! :( despite our best intentions and squeaky voices.
Our favourite part of the trip: Wieliczka Salt mines
Sunday morning was quiet... we finally slept a lot and we went out to buy some souvenirs...
Then we went to the Salt Mines... just WOW!
We lost the licking walls competition to cute @corinnestokes and @lukestokes kids though, it was two teams of three but they are bigger and faster than us! But we all agreed that was the tastier place we've ever been. Salty!
Fancy Closing dinner at amazing Wieliczka Salt Mine... Cherry liquor and vegetarian course... by the way, it wasn't cheese but tofu. And yes dinner was salty enough :)
@Katrina-ariel dragon was already very drunk... are you ok, buddy?
A group picture of @thealliance and of course we fufunchis were there
Award to cutest attendee goes to Juka @jukatravels the traveling dog. At the beginning we felt a bit shy and were stalking her trying to scan her badge, she was indeed one of the most popular steemians... But that wish became true. Softest fur ever
And then it was time to leave... we feel we couldn't meet and talk with as many as we would have loved to. When we came here we thought there were many days... but they flew and there was not enough time to meet you all. Thanks to all the ones we have crossed paths with.
We were very tired, even if in all the planes we had subliminally got the message POWER UP
And after the long trip a well deserved rest... now to remember all the sweet memories
Share your Steemfest pictures with us
If you happen to have stumbled upon me
or @hedac during Steemfest and want to share a picture of us or with fufunchis share them with us. I will be doing another SF post from my point of view during the week so if you happen to have taken a picture with me or @hedac, fufunchis or of my performance feel free to contact me to send it through my discord https://discord.gg/ryXvgt
We will remember this experience always! Thanks @steemitblog for allowing us to have this experience. Until next time!
We feel we fell short of time and we missed to interact more with so many, but may we meet again!
Note: There are SOOOO many more pictures, I'll try to stop by your feeds to deliver them as well with the people who posed with us.
singer-songwriter & illustrator