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On the way to AFRICA

We were finally ready and our journey to Africa started in Antwerp/Belgium, where we dropped our camper at the harbour to be shipped to Port Elizabeth/South Africa. We had organised the shipment through Seabridge, who did a very good job and gave us all the information we could possibly need. At Atmosafe, in the harbour …

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Technical updates for AFRICA

We wanted to do a lot of improvements to our camper before leaving for Africa, therefore we had planned a view weeks mostly in Austria and Germany, to get all the work done in time. Special thanks go to: Mathias (TRAC-MOG.at)ORC Team (ORC.de)Günther (sendlhofer.net)Dopfer Team (dopfer-reisemobilbau.de)Luca Zech (marquartstossdaempfer.de)Votronic Team (votronic.de)Schlosserei Scheiber (schlosserei-scheiber.at)EDDY & CORDY (we-travel.at) …

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Around Stuttgart

We were back at ORC, south of Stuttgart, and spent the day waiting for our new transmission by visiting the surroundings. We first went to the abbey and castle of Bebenhausen near Tübingen, before we visited the town where Kepler was born. The Cistercian monastery of Bebenhausen is one of the most beautiful and best-preserved …

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Visit @ Camembert

Camembert is a dreamy little village with no big cheese factory in sight. There is a museum about the history of Camembert cheese, which included a visit to a production site and a tasting at the shop. Camembert was first made in 1791 by Marie Harel, following advice from a priest who came from Brie, therefore the …

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Le Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel at the coast of Normandy for sure is a must see for many. We were happy we made it here during our short Normandy trip together with our son. The weather cooperated and we already had a great view of the little hill in the sea from afar. We had parked at a camper …

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Normandy

We came to Normandy, to get a better insight of what happened here, when the Allies came to free Europe in 1944. There are numerous places which commemorate the invasion of Normandy, from monuments and cemeteries to museums and sites like the beaches of the landing. We started with the Mémorial de Caen, a center …

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The frontline of Vimy

We came to the Vimy ridge, because it is an important part of our European history, where Canadian troops fought during WWI. The Canadians are guarding this piece of land now, to never forget the men they lost in this war. The Battle of Vimy Ridge began on Easter morning 1917. Amid sleet, mud and …

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@ Ghent

Back to Belgium, we spent our Easter weekend in Ghent, including a nice Sunday brunch with our son and his Belgian friend, whom we met here to catch up. The city is full of fascinating historic buildings and huge churches everywhere. This site, which sits between two branches of the river Lys, was first fortified around …

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