Sometimes it's the little things in life that can make great things happen.
When we were standing on a parking space on the east coast of Italy in the summer of 2020 and received a call from a lady who responded to our apartment advertisement, we did not expect that we would exchange our apartment for our van for an indefinite period of time.
We actually planned to do a few longer trips over the year, but this lady made it a little easier for us. Lisa wanted to decline first and said: "You must have misunderstood something, we are only renting the apartment for a maximum of 4 weeks." But Daniel said directly after hanging up: "Hey, that's actually exactly what we want." So we agreed: our apartment is sublet until further notice and we are traveling the world in our apartment on four wheels. With that the travel planning started and the first destination was Greece, as we had already gathered so much positive inspiration from other campers. Once there, we were completely confirmed: fantastic, natural pitches right by the sea, the water and the coast like in a picture book, incredibly lovely people and so much variety - nature and cuisine.
We will always remember Greece as it showed us camper life 100% and in a positive sense. Not least because of the little Freddo, a street dog with a broken paw, who stood on the road on our way back to the ferry and made us stop. Saving him was indisputably our experience of the 10 weeks in Greece. We are incredibly excited about where the journey will take us next because one thing is clear, we will not be returning to our apartment anytime soon.
Some facts to our Van:
- Model: Nissan NV-400
- in total (with equipment) 3t weight
- bed: 140cm x 185cm
- 80l water installed
- 35l water portable
- no shower (just outside)
- kitchen fully equipped
- Diesel parking heater
- 100 Ah lithium battery
- solar on the roof + portable sunfolder
For more info regarding our conversion: we have some story highlights on our IG page: likebonnieandclyde