When you finish a big project you always want the next one to be much better, and for 6 long months we have been working for that.
We were never attracted to the idea of stopping so long. A whole winter in the same city for a couple that has not stopped more than three months in the same country for the last 10 years? Those who knows us can imagine how many times we have been so close to quit with all this process and keep moving. Travel is definitely addictive and the inertia of a traveler like us is a difficult force to control.
But ok, in the moments of highest stress we take a deep breathe, we fought and we shouted between us, we went running to the snow and of course … many other things that can not be told here, but the question was to calm down and remember why this investment of time.
Now the energy is completely different, with the arrival of the spring, the rise in temperatures, the return of the sunny sky and the first flowers also the renovations of the van is about to finish.
All the work of this time is giving its fruits and very soon we will come back to eat kilometers again. How we already share with you in a previous post (see link) in this second part we write a resume about the last changes in our van during this week.
We finished the interior. Our sponsors Studio Contempo and Tehnokoop gave us the van with the insulation and all the furniture installed. For the first time we have experienced the closer feeling of having a house. After so many years of backpacking, traveling by motorcycle and sleeping in a tent, our new vehicle looks like a palace to us.
Many people may see a small house, we see a huge yard and in that yard that is the world we now have a roof, a study, a workshop, a bed, a kitchen…
And all that thanks to a furniture company and an interior design studio which put as much enthusiasm as we did for this new project and accepted the challenge of doing something new for them, with a final result that left us speechless.
The next step was then to put new shoes on our old lady. We changed the wheels for bigger and with off-road tires, new suspension with the best shock absorbers that the market offers for the adventure and we changed all your bushes thanks to a new partner, POWERFLEX. Because we are completaly ignorant of the world of the 4 wheels, we had no idea of this company, but now we discover that they are the best in what they do, and what they do is very important for what we are going to do. So everyone happy and our van ready to travel the world and jump around it.
Next week seems definitive. The exterior updates that we are going to apply will leave you really with open mouth, so be aware because we will be telling you.
* Also give special thanks to the 4×4 specialist Andej Finiot for his work in the installation of our new suspension system.