The crooked wood in Poland have around 400 trees which are mysteriously bent in a strange c-shaped form. All the trees are crooked in the same direction, to north. There are a lot of different theories why this have happened. Explanations like some strange gravity or energy in the ground or that the area is bewitched. Some people think it have been a snowstorm that made the shape on the trees. One story is that a forester who lived there made the trees this way because he was going to use them for building furnitures and boats... a very patient man if that is true ;)

No one has the answer. The town have been empty in 60 years, since the Second World War, and there are no one left who knows the real story.

We don't know what to believe. But we do agree that it's really strange!

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We arrived to Germany yesterday and had a quick stop in warnemunde for a visit to a special shop, where you can find cool pins from the DDR period. We came out with three pins that we are very happy about, and also the seller, who was very nice and helpful, started bargain with himself so we had them for a really good price :)

This small town is beautiful

After that we went in the direction of Poland and ended up in Neubrandenburg where we have spent a night. And of course we had to visit their Christmas market :)

​And now we're off to Poland to visit a really special place that we have heard a lot about.

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So the plan was to have our power steering replaced, be done at noon and then take the ferry to Germany.
Well, we should have learned by now that nothing ever goes our way...

We have spent the whole day at the workshop while they have been fixing our van. At first, everything seemed to work out fine but then one thing after the other started to happen. The old steering rack was stuck and they hade to fight for hours to get it loose. The new power steering rack was the wrong size so they had to cut off the pole that holds the steering wheel, and the new one was also a bit broken so they hade to fix that first. Then the oil started to leak... and we missed our ferry to Germany, and so on. We sat there for 7 hours, and when they were almost done an accident happened, the car was about to fall down from the car lift... that could have ended really bad but luckily no one got hurt. But at least now it is fixed, we did not get ruined (Thank you!) and we just hope that Styrbjörn will stay healthy the rest of our trip!

So, tomorrow morning we have a new ticket for the ferry to Germany, Lets just hope that we don't oversleep ;)

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After a week, or almost two weeks in Sweden we are finally ready to leave again. Right now we are sitting in our van right outside Båstad (a small town in Sweden), actually at the same place where it all started. This is the same spot that we spent our first stealth camper night this summer.

The only difference is the car. Then we used our Renault 4 as a camper, now we have a quit bigger Fiat Ducato.

Tomorrow morning our power steering will be fixed, after that we take the ferry back to Germany and then move on pretty fast down south, if everything goes according to our plans.

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To sum up this past time in Sweden:

We have spent time with Niklas kids, Vilda & Tyra.

Doing some really heavy lifting ;)

We surprised them with kinder eggs from Germany, really big ones.


This is how surprised they were :)


We have also been doing some work with the van, putting up a mirror, pictures and skateboards on the walls and clean out things that we realized that we didn't need to bring.


One night out with beer and friends at the bar "Downtown"

Ps. We did not have as many beers as it looks like in the picture ;)


And we got to see this beautiful sunset at "Skrea strand" in Falkenberg before we leave again.

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In Rostock waiting for the ferry to Sweden.
We spent an hour on the christmas market here as well, a bit better that the one in Schwerin actually.

It is so nice to just stroll around, looking at everything and have som glühwein.

We ended the visit in Rostock with Pizza Hut, charing a pizza and nutella sticks (best thing ever!)

Now we are looking forward (not) to a sleepless night on the ferry.

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The benefits of living in a van is that you can choose to sleep wherever you want to.
Like this, when we got to wake up next to this amazing castle that looks like it's taken directly from a Disney story.

We have spent the day here doing some shootings for our documentary.
This castle actually have an interesting story about a ghost. An old caretaker who is walking around in the corridors under the castle, rustles with his keys and chasing away intruders.

Behind the scenes...


When we were done we realized that the entrance to the castle was full of journalists, and the police were redirecting the traffic. We asked a photographer what it was all about and he told us that they were waiting for a christmas tree. Hmmm?! All this for a tree?

Of course we hade to stay and see what was going on. After a while there were actually a christmas tree coming to the castle, with police escort, transported on a large truck. Apparently it is the largest christmas tree in Germany, the widest and the heaviest with it's 5,5 ton.


Soon we are heading to Rostock to catch the ferry to Sweden tonight.

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We moved on to Schwerin and ended up in a christmas fairytail... at least it felt like it.
The Germans are crazy in their christmas markets, but we do agree that it's really cosy!


Schwerin has the most beautiful fairytale castle.

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On our way to Sweden we have spent a night in Ludwigslust.

Since the car is really bad we have to drive carefully and slow, it feels like the tires will fall off any second or that we will loose the steering completely. So we are doing som work and tourist visiting on our way :)

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So, today we went to our third (!) workshop here in Germany.
Even they told us that it is the power steering that need to be fixed.
Since we have found really cheap parts (compared to the workshop's prices) online we have decided to go back to Sweden to fix it there. It will probably be the least expensive alternative.

so we are now heading back to mecklenburg-vorpommen again to take the ferry from Rostock back to Sweden.
But we will be on the road as soon as possible again after that!

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