Faircrawls – WHAT ARE THOSE? The question appears every time we invite people to do one. So, I started asking myself how exactly do you define a FAIRCRAWL? Well, grab a cup of tea; I’ve got a story for you.
The idea came from our precious Helene, fairtraveller by education who wanted the fun spirit of pub crawls to go on the exploration of the *fairspots – the spots with environmentally and/or socially responsible actions. It all began simply, and we set out to many cities to find those little hidden fairspots. J It was fun to hang around on a Saturday morning and talk about our week while discovering a new fairspot café that was just around the corner and we never saw it. By then, our laughter attracted many others who had so many suggestions and took us to their favorite spots and continued until late in the evening.
I bet you want to know what exactly do we do on a faircrawl? Basically, we gather at one point in the city that we will faircrawl upon and follow suggestions from our fellow fair travellers while being guided by a local. We then look up all of the suggestions from the fairtravellers on our Facebook page and lurk from one fairspot to the other. We taste, talk to the owners, look around, touch, talk to the people, relax, make a funny video, take some goofy pictures, and put everything on the faircrawl event page. Then someone calls on a phone saying: “ooooooooo, I know just a fairspot…”, then we look it up and head there. The crowd of fairtravellers is pretty unpredictable and the fairtravellers come and go, depending on their free time. But, the important thing is, that everyone leaves with a smile on their faces. Me especially. I love these gatherings and explorations.
What is funny, we usually have more locals than visiting ones on a faircrawl. They say it’s because they want to discover their city. Especially when they have just moved there or don’t have any time during the day to check it out, and we are more than happy to keep them company.
We are inviting everyone and you can bring whoever you want and suggest to the group where to go to next. If, for some reason, you can’t join us, but would like to discover that particular city, just follow the event on our social networks. We are posting videos and photos regularly and follow new suggestions on the spot. If you want to see how it looks like in the real world, here is one video from January when we faircrawled Zurich:
So, by now you want to join in on a faircrawl, ha? It would be perfect if you would like to know one of the cities on the list, or even your own, and also if you would like to know some more about the project and get to know the fun fairtraveller team, or if you know this excellent fairspot where the owners give their best to make the world a better place and you want them to have some credit for it, you are welcome to suggest it by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org and then join us while we go and discover it.
Here are the galleries of some of the faircrawls J enjoy your day.