We are back in Sweden. We'll be here for a little while to see our family and friends, get some new equipment (when the economy allows) so that we can start working again. Since the robbery in Spain we have been a bit lost, no income and all the work from the past months is gone... but we don't give up and we will solve this too!
The vanlife here will probably be a bit colder than we are used to down in Spain 😄 Sweden welcomed us with wind and rain, but we know it will be awesome! When it's warm here this country is great!
So, a small reminder: if you want to help us get up on our feet again so we can replace the lost equipment that was stolen in Spain, computers and cameras, so that we can start working again. Check out this link https://www.gofundme.com/only-life-we-know
Thanks to everyone who helped us this far. And soon we'll be on the roads again to explore new cool and mystical places!
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Now in Germany!
We made a quick stop in the "black Forrest" and the mystical ruins in Allerheiligen. More of that might come later :)
Then we visited the Frankenstein castle near Frankfurt, great views from up there!
We ended the day with cooking and eating dinner outside the castle.
We got a bit lost and accidentally ended up in Chardonnay. Off course we had to stop to check it out but everything was closed... no wine for us this time :(
Sorry for bad updates the past week, we have mostly been driving during the days with small stops on different places along the road. Here is some pictures from high up in the mountains in France ❤
This is where we slept one night, pretty cool to wake up to this view!
Styrbjörn the van met some cool military friends :)
We have to face the fact, we can't do any more work right now since the robbery where they stole all of our equipment. And we ourselves need to do a restart, we are heading to Sweden to try to sort things out and get new equipment when our economy allows. So we will have to try out the vanlife in Sweden for a short while.
If you want to help us get started again after the robbery where we lost the things we need to work; computers, cameras and everything that we have done the past months. If you want to become a part of us and our continued adventures, mysteries, abandoned places and odd, unbelievable stories and finding places for all of us vanlifers and friends. We are sorry for this, but this is the only way we could handle the situation right now. if you want to help us get up on our feet again, check out this link: https://www.gofundme.com/only-life-we-know
Thanks and hopefully we see you on the roads somewhere soon again :)
It's not the first time that we manage to pass three different countries in one day. Spain - Andorra - France, or actually Spain - Andorra - Spain - France to be more exact :) the views up here in the Pyrenees mountains is so beautiful!
A very quick stop in Andorra with our bikes.
Right before the French border we found this cool place, an old "hotel Montana" sign on an abandoned building. Had to stop to take some pictures :)
Now is the question what we should do about the lost cameras and computers and where we should go next. There is so much to see in France, so many mysterious places and interesting stories to tell... still thinking about that GoFundMe thing, maybe we should give it a try :)
After the incident with the robbery and a few hours at the police station we went to a really calm and great place for a night of good sleep.
When we woke up we had to change the battery in the van, we were a bit tired of a dead car every time we should start it :)
After a few hours of driving we ended up in the town with a really funny name; Peniscola. We hang out on the beach, checked out the town and then found a great place to sleep. And we bought a new kitchen a few weeks ago which is great. Perfect for pasta and other simple meals :)
Really beautiful with the old town in the background
What a hell of a week we had. Everything started with the lost phone, driver license and bank card. A few days after that we lost our car key and had to break in to our van from the back.
Then our very kind friend brought us a new phone from Sweden, we drove two hours to Alicante to pick it up, then two hours back to Valencia to get some sleep.
The day after someone breaks in to the van and steal everything valuable. The new phone(!), cameras, computers and hard drive... all work from the past months is gone. This also means that we can't do any work from now until we fix new cameras and computers. So we're a bit messed up right now, but we will solve this to!
Someone said that we should start a GoFundMe account to get started again, maybe we will ;)
A big thanks to the police in malvarrosa, and Jorge who helped us a lot and told us where we could stay the night after the incident. Nice to meet you a share a few beers :)
The second police report in a week...
What a weekend we've had, it's time for us to leave this place before anything else get lost ;)
Since the beach was almost empty we took the opportunity to shave legs and beard. The few people who was actually there probably wondered what we were doing. It looks kind of funny to stand in the water and shaving the legs when someone pass by.
After a crazy weekend with lost phone, bank card and driver license we thought we were worthy of a day at the beach. But when we were going back to the car the car keys were gone... tried to find them for an hour but we had no idea where they possibly could be. Maybe buried in the sand on the beach.
So we got to borrow a hammer from this nice French man and break in to our own car.
We now only have one key if we don't find the one we lost before we leave this place. At least we were able to fix the broken lock, its good to have extra tools in the van sometimes.
Some day I might write a blog post about all the things that have gone wrong on this trip, with all the breakdowns of Styrbjörn and crazy things that have happened. But that will be later ;)