As some of you already know, we spent half of 2016 traveling around the west of Europe. While we did that we blogged for a Swedish travel magazine called ”Res”, about the places we went to and of course about living and traveling in a van.
At one point we got a comment on the blog from someone claiming to be a producer of an upcomming tv-show, wanting to get in touch. Our gut feeling was to put this comment somewhere together with emails about cheap viagra and unknown relatives that leave you big heritages. But after some googling we realized that it most likely was a real person behind it.
We got in touch with the guy that told us about the show, where a famous Swedish tv-host (Kalle Zackari Wahlström) was going to try different ”alternative” ways of living. And what would be better then to try van living?
In the early spring we met up with Kalle and the team on a famous surf spot south of Stockholm, before we took the ferry to Gotland and spent three days of bouldering, surfing and just chilling around the island. Everything while beeing followed by a camera and a drone.
We haven’t seen the result yet, but what we’ve seen is just magic in terms of photography. And when you read this, the show will be up at https://www.svtplay.se/kalles-sex-liv – we sure hope that you like it!
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So what have we been up to in between hiking in Fulufjället and arriving to Lofoten? What do you do when you are driving along the winding roads in one of the most beautiful countries there is? Without wifi, batteries on your computer and with no deadlines in the world?
Haha yes that’s right! When you’ve passed by endless of beautiful waterfalls, you realize that you’ve just driven by the solution to your empty water tank problem.
Even though it was a bit tricky, it felt amazing to be able to get fresh water right out of nature itself! It is easy to take water for granted when you come from a country like Sweden. But vanlife has made us more aware of the amount of water we use and how completly vulnerable you are if you run out of it. Even if we’ve only done it for a few hours…
Even though we told you that we where going to gun it up to Lofoten, things happened that made us change our mind and take a new route. We tell you all about that tomorrow ❤
After some nice and quiet days, we decided to gun it to Lofoten. That has been our goal all along but Sweden is so beautiful and it’s hard not to stop at every scenic place you see along the way.
But just as we passed the boarder to Norway, we realized once again that this country has something magical about it. The mountains, the fjords – you just have to love it!
Our aim is to arrive in Lofoten in a few days, no need to hurry. Whenever it’s possible we stay away from the bigger roads.
We’ve been on the lookout for bears along the roads but so far we’ve only seen reindeers, a badger, a rat and this crazy cute little lamb. But we’ll keep looking!
See you soon Lofoten!
For us vanlife has always been about getting inspired and to inspire others to live a more joyous life. So when photographer Matilda Söderström asked us if we wanted to do a van life, outdoorsy photoshoot with her, the answer was definetly yes! The pictures turned out to be more fantastic, dreamy and hopefully inspiring than we could ever imagine!
If you want to see more of Matildas work and of the pictures from our session, visit her site here!
After a couple of months away from blogging and writing, we’re back with a new fresh site! For those of you that haven’t heard of us before, we are Carl and Bella from Sweden. We’ve traveled around in our van Doris, on and off for about four years. Trying to find our perfect balance between traveling, working, surfing, writing, bouldering, hiking and drawing.
Last autumn we spent about five months driving around the west of Europe, through eight countries. During the time we blogged for the Swedish travel magazine ”RES” and we will give you glimpses of our favorite spots, moments and teachings from the trip here as well!
/Carl and Bella