My personal travels and stories

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,…
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The Swedish Link - Part II

After our extreme first day of our week-long attempt to ride through Sweden on mostly unpaved, adventurous roads, we weren't even back in Jokkmokkk, the point where we got on our bikes. I don't know why we even vaguely expected to be…
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The Swedish Link - Part I

My job of working with Edelweiss is pretty fun generally, but over the years I've come to really like riding my motorcycle in a bit more of an adventurous way, something that is not that common among Edelweiss' tour program. That's why I wanted…

Summer Travel Preparations

I think I might need to become a bit more consistent with updating. I tend to hold back on publishing something until it stands by itself as an interesting, recent story with plenty of pictures. I've still got plenty of ideas for things to post…