Vil was living with his family in a small town in Southern France, the Basque Country, he had a nice house. One day his girlfriend asked him if he wants to have a dog because it now would be the perfect time for one. Vil agreed and they drove to a dog shelter near to… Read more Life in France
We booked a trip with “Bla-Bla” car in a VW-Bus with four others, the pickup was in Bayonne very early in the morning. 1.300 km in a green and noisy Volkswagen box. Time to think what we gonna do when we arrive in Germany. Vil wasn’t living in Germany for more then 10 years and he… Read more Bla Bla Car to Germany!
This morning Vil went to the employment office, to the health insurance and also to the job agencies to sort out his paperwork and to get back into the social system. No big deal, you might think, but when he went to the Job-Center he learned that it will be nearly impossible for Vil to… Read more No Job In Germany
So we needed to decide what to do. “The only wrong thing to do is nothing.” Option one We can accept the situation and give up. We can sit on the sofa all day, play video games, have long walks and at the end of the month receive just enough financial support to stay barely… Read more What to do?!
Vil decided that a town with a high density of call centers would be thr best opportunity. Barcelona, Dublin or Amsterdam. He checked the jobs online. LinkedIn, Monster other Job boards, and the most positive feedback came from Barcelona. So it’s sure we will leave Germany and try to find our luck somewhere nice. We are not… Read more We need to find our luck somewhere else!
Wherever we go, we need something to live in because we won’t be able to afford a hotel or even Airbnb. We need a place for all our belonging, our camping equipment, storage, clothing and finally a place to sleep. A cheap solution was needed, so Vil bough Victor, a 1991 VW-Polo, for 150€, that’s around 200$,… Read more Victor-“The VW-Polo Camper”
Getting ready! Vil cleaned Victor and removed years of dust, all liquids and filters changed, all passenger seats in the front and the back removed, the smashed rear door replaced and the back windows taped with black duck-tape to give us a little privacy. Just a few steps more and we are ready to go. Power… Read more Departure from Frauenweiler
We are on our way. Naja, not really. We decided to have a last and final test and sleep outside tonight. First, the camping place is closed and then there is no McDonald anywhere. It’s a shitty rainy day. So we ended up in. “Hucky’s Klause”. And what a surprise. It’s a smoking pub. In… Read more First Night Outside! “Hucky’s Klause”
Yesterday we slept inside Victor for the first time. A final test if everything is working fine. The sound system is working pretty good and the sound is loud and clear. For the moment we use an old iPhone as screen and multimedia command center. NOICE! We had a little party and celebrated the final countdown.… Read more On the road!
When you think that the customs control you only at the border, well, you are wrong. Victor was just “examined” by French customs, but not at the border itself, they stopped us 500 km inside France, near to Lyon. We only wanted to have a coffee at a gas station, but the planned “10 minute… Read more Controle Police!
Not much to report. Vil drove around 1.200 km. No highways, only Rue National. Average speed maybe 70 km. Here are a few impressions.
After 1436 km on the road we are in Barcelona. We arrived and actually we have no idea where to go to. Well, easy! Vil found a parking space and now he sit at http://vi-d-art.com/ and enjoys his first coffee in Barcelona. The coffee is good, the guy behind the counter speaks absolutely no English or… Read more First Coffee In Barcelona
Today KFC for Vil, there is free wifi as well. When he entered KFC he was a bit “amused” about the situation there. See yourself. Is there no one who cleans up? And Vil’s real name is for sure not Dolf. A big queue at the counter and only one cashier. Vil needed to wait 30… Read more Dolf & KFC
When we drove to Spain we had no real idea where we want to stay and how we will manage our daily routine. Surely we need water, a toilet near, a safe place to sleep, a place to stay at night where we can sleep safe. The last days we drove a bit around and… Read more GAVA Beach, Mass Blau and McDonald’s
This is a message to M., the guy with the nice German car: “You are right, I am impressed.”
There is a comping place near to our parking spot at the beach. It’s the “Tres Estrellas Camping” in Gava Beach. Vil went to the reception and asked for WIFI and the girl gave him a voucher for an internet connection with 4 MBit WIFI and no limits. All of that for 2 Euro for… Read more Wifi @ the beach
Here a little warning to everyone planning to sleep in the car at the beach parking. !!! DON’T DO THIS, FIND ANOTHER PLACE FOR THE NIGHT!!!, like a highway gas station or a McDonalds parking. Seriously, it is very dangerous to sleep at the beach, because nearly every day someone get robbed there. When you… Read more WARNING! Camping on the beach is dangerous!
I talked to Vil and mentioned that he needs to write more content on our blog. It’s not enough to write one short story a day. We need to feed our audience with more content to make them come back, follow and like us.
This morning we met a very nice couple from fu****g Rauenberg. They came over and asked us if we came from Germany. The be precise from Heidelberg. Yes, we are! “Hey, guys, when you read this don’t forget to contact us. We want to meet you when we come back to Germany .” Thanks for… Read more Nice Breakfast
Today I met a really nice police officer. He told is where I am allowed to run abut without a leash. TV-Dabo! Thank you!
Having some tapas we got the chance to ask Vil a few questions. Reporter: “Hello Vil, thank you for coming, it’s a pleasure having you with us!” Vil: “Thank you for inviting me. It is my pleasure.” Reporter: “Vil, tell us a bit about you and why you decided to ‘go on the road’ with… Read more Interview with Vil