Even when we are in our middle thirties we do not know yet how to drive cars, or about mechanics or electricity, we don´t even know how to change a flat tire or after how many kilometers the oil need be changed, but like that is how we decided to look for a van to travel around the world. And how as at this point we are already used to dream big, so we choose the van to be a classic 30 years old like us and 4×4 so there is no road that can resist us and we can travel with style.
The first continent will be South America where some of the most impressive mountains, deserts and jungles are, but before we start to fantasize where the van will take us, the first thing comes first, and for us that was learning to drive.
A few months ago we arrived from Africa finishing our world tour on motorcycle and a few days later we signed up for the driving school. 8 hours of classes and an exam after Manu already got the license, a week later we found on the internet a beautiful Volkswagen T3 Syncro Caravelle of 1989 that was for sale in Barcelona. Plane, cash and we take the keys of our new home.
No time to wait for us, without experience, without waiting for to change of name of the owner to be completed and without even having a physical driving license (it takes about 3 weeks since you passed the exam until you get it home), but with a Bob Marley CD On the radio we went from Spain to Macedonia by van.
The best plan is not to have too many plans, and for the moment everything was perfect.
From now on was when we press the handbrake, the transformation process began. Beside to be our new vehicle it had to be our room, kitchen, office, workshop, studio and even theater … you will know later why when the journey starts. And of course we had to paint it, change all the suspension, put a good roof rack, electric winch, good bumpers, ladder, bike rack …
We had no idea how to do it or where to start but… Macedonia welcomed us with open arms. In less than a week we already had sponsors for the whole process. Service Milosheski would be in charge of everything outside, Contempo and Tehnokoop inside and finally Dog Security of everything related to the electrical.
It seems that at this point we had already shown that people could trust this couple of inexperienced, after all we were also inexperienced on motorbikes before our previous project and still managed to complete a journey around the world for 4 years.
If all goes well in a month we will be ready to start again with a new trip, with a new adventure. How far will we get…? Well, you’re going to have to follow us to discover it.