My personal travels and stories

Con la Furgo en el Camino - Portugal

Last time we'd pretty much reached the end of Asturias, where the province of Galicia starts. Our first stop there was the very famous (as in: signs are up kilometers in advance) beach of The Cathedrals, or "Praia Das Catedrais" The name…

Con la Furgo en el Camino - Asturias

As we left the Basque Country, we had high hopes for what was coming up. There's not much of a plan but we we were very excited about the province of Asturias after reading a really good blog about it. First we'd be going through the province…

Con la Furgo en el Camino - Euskadi

Part of why I didn't post much since the tour in Australia, is because I have been so busy preparing for this trip in my van with Jolien: our vague plan is to drive to Spain and slowly head to Santiago, from where she flies back due to work…

Winter Van Trip

Despite misty, cold weather forecasts, Jolien and me had planned to go on a little week-long roadtrip in my van for her end-of-the-year time off. After my return from Africa I had been busy with a work trip (not for Edelweiss this time) to Stockholm…

To Africa: Dakhla - Casablanca, The End

I'm back home in Belgium, with perhaps a slightly melancholic feeling about the past month. I returned a bit sooner than anticipated, back to the cold and grey November winter months of Europe. Here's what happened the past few days. Right…

To Africa: Tafraoute - Western Sahara

We came across the big, expensive Expedition Trucks parked at the Rocks. They cost about 30 times as much as our vehicle, but don't seem to do much ore than drive 5km of gravel to the Rocks and stay on asphalt the rest of the time. The owners…

To Africa: Ouzoud - Tafraoute

Having just arrived in Ouzoud, we opted to have another day exploring the surroundings and reorganize the truck. The oil drum that was installed in our secret compartment as extra fuel tank, isn't really working out. The seal isn't diesel-resistant…

To Africa: Rabat - Ouzoud

Continuing my trip into North Africa, we took off from Ouezzane where we stayed at questionable "Hotel Rif". Carlo and Max went for breakfast somewhere else and got offered some roses by their  waiter on this romantic date. We used them…

To Africa: Madrid - Ouezzane

Continuing on from Madrid, our plan was to take the ferry to Morocco the next day. A Spanish trucker told us there was a good truckstop at mile marker 288. We'd started driving very late, so by midnight we were all really looking forward…

To Africa: Tubingen - Madrid

Back in September, when I came back from touring in Spain with Edelweiss, I met Lukas, a fellow tourguide in the hotel in Mieming, Austria. Lukas started together with me as a new tourguide this year, and though I hadn't been on tour with him,…