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I - O ou! - Balkan Trip 2016

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O ou… Neki cuka ... Vžge, pa spet crkne, pa vžge ... peljemo se dobrih 10 metrov, pa spet crkne ..

Zavijeva na makadamsko parkirišče. Samo spogledava se. Sva na testni vožnji pred tripom. Najin »kombl« ravnokar iz večmesečnega servisiranja, »samotestiranja« in pa…obilo potrpežljivosti. Pa spet ata ni vse poštimal. Če sva se ustavila že v Kopru?!

Začutim nemir, dvom. Vsi pomisleki, ki so jih ustvarjali nekateri, so se prenesli name: - A s temle »komblnom« gresta? - A ni mal predeleč do Grčije? - Kaj pa če bo vroče? - Veš, v nosečnosti težko prenašaš vročino? - Kaj pa, če vama crkne na sred poti?

Kaj pa če ...? Ohhh... zamižim. Vdihnem in zaupam, da bo vse OK. More bit. To je najino zadnje popotovanje v dvoje tja do leta 2032. Hmmm, mogoče pa res mal preveč optimistično polagava vse upe v tole stvar iz leta 1985.

Parkirava. Veva, da bova mogla poklicat avtovleko, ampak ne danes. Jutri. Za danes si pustiva, da dihava morski zrak in imava umirjen večer po razburljivi vožnji... Zakaj pa ne, če naju je že pripeljal – vsaj do morja.

Hvala vesolju, da se nisva dala, da sva vztrajala pr tem, da vsaj sprobava življenje na 4ih kolesih. In sva šla. Vsaj v izvidnico. In brez večjih težav prišla do grško–albanske meje in se s trajektom vrnila nazaj. To je bilo eno izmed najsvobodnejših in najrazburljivejših potovanj, kar sva jih imela... Because your home is where you park ♡

Ogromno norih stvari se da povedat o nomadskem, življenju na cesti: »Van life«. Če je legendarni VW T3 virus, ki te lahko hitro in trajno okuži… je Van life način življenja, ki ti zleze pod kožo. No, tokrat se bo pisala dogodivščina v troje. V naslednjem prispevku pa gremo skupaj na pot!


Oh no…the Van is having problems again. It starts, runs for a little and drops off, starts again and fails to run for another 10m. We make our way to a nearby macadam drive and just look at one another. And this is supposed to be our test drive before the 3-week trip?

Our VW T3 van was being serviced for several months, the engine had to go out, because we really wanted to make it reliable and running smoothly. But what we needed most was patience. Give me just a little patience, yeahhh… But it looks like our old and “very experienced” (now EX) mechanic didn’t do all his work properly. We stopped in Koper already!

I grow restless. All the second thoughts that others were making, got to me: - “You’re going to travel with this old car?” . “Isn’t Greece a bit too far?” – “What if it’s going to be hot?” – “You know, you take the heat much harder when pregnant.”

What if… Well, I close my eyes. Breathe in and trust that everything is going to be OK. It has to be. This is our last trip in 2 until 2032. We might actually be putting too much trust in this old chap from the 80’s.

We park and know that we’ll need to have our T3 towed home, but not today. Tomorrow. What’s left for today is to breathe the sea air and enjoy a peaceful night after the exciting drive. Why not, if the Van got us to the coast at the very least.

But we’re grateful to the universe that we didn’t give up at any moment and really wanted to take in Life on 4 wheels. And so we went. To make a quick glimpse at our beautiful and diverse Balkan region. We made it to where Albania borders Greece quite easily and took a ferry from Igoumenitsa to come back home to Slovenia. Met some extraordinary people (and vans!) It was one of the freest and adventurous journeys we ever made. Because your home is where you park ♡

What can one say about the nomadic life on the road, also called Van life?

While the VW T3 has a virus which can infect you quickly and deadly, Van life is a way of life that really gets your happiness hormones running all the way. Well this year, we have another “Sweet” thing on board of the Sunmobil. Can’t wait to take you on the road again in the next article. For now, you can make an impression or two from the 11 unpublished photos from our last year’s trip :)

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