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Spain Thoughts

Minuses of living in a truck in winter

There is no need to debate whether a truck is better in cold and wet weather than a tent. A truck has the advantages a house might give yet it has not the prison-alike feeling of a house.

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Spain Thoughts

Positives of living in a truck

Now, just have a look how homely and fantastic the inside of a truck can be! Without planning, drawing nor measuring Geo has built us quite an amazing home. The ideal mix between a tent and a house.

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Spain Thoughts

Minuses of living in a truck in summer

Why would someone live in a truck?

Let’s start with why I decided to live in a truck? I dislike to live in a house. After being on the road for 5 years where I camped mostly in a tent I distanciated more. Then I met my husband on a farm in Paraguay. Geo, came with this extra ordinary idea (to which I had to get accustomed). He wanted to move out of his house too and I soon was appealed to the idea of living in a truck.

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Spain

Elfin Escapism

I had to get out.

Let’s have lunch at the Indian. You can walk home from there,’ says Geo.

I never wanted to eat at Indian restaurants outside India, sole exception London.

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Spain

Little Escapes

I stopped cycling. Yet, need to be in nature. I married with a fantastic man called Geo. Here are my little outdoor adventures, clustered together:

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Spain

Cycling Cycle Crash

The Transition

I have embraced the fact that I stopped cycling and am not missing it a whole lot. But sometimes there are these pangs of wanting to feel that excitement, the newness, the unknown, the full outside living, traversing vastness and fully soaked in to another culture.

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Spain

Trucklife in Tabernas

A blessing and a curse came our way in the form of an enormous house where we had to take care for, which took us three full months to convert into 3 livable apartments that can be rented out. This prevented us from working at the truck, let alone to live in it. Nevertheless, preparing a house was a fun task in a beautiful surrounding. I loved the work and beautifying the 3 apartments, yet inevitably I missed being outdoors a lot.

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Germany Spain

After the Long Cycle Tour

A year in retrospect: I left Paraguay, tailing the trail of Geo, whom I married. Trying to combine a husband, a house, a truck and myself is a different cookie than traversing the world on a bicycle.

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Paraguay Spain

South America by Motorbike

The motorbike is a Chinese made Kenton 150cc and only available in Paraguay. The racks are custom made in Filadelfia, Paraguay.

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Spain

Van Chipiona naar Ceuta

Met conjo en puta di madre, veel geschreeuw, een nieuwe luier voor de liefdesbaby van het ruziënde stel, en een Jack Russell die ons goede morgen komt snuffelen, ontwaken we vanuit ons vreemde kamp.

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Spain

Van Conquista del Guadiana naar Sevilla

De route door heet Extremadura vervolgd zich…

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Spain

Van Guijo de Avila tot Trujillo

Het wordt steeds iets spannender, de hele reis.

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Spain

Van Castrojeriz tot Cabrerizos

Eindelijk, de lang verwachtte rustdag is aangebroken! We zijn op een camping aangekomen waar ook Steve zich thuis voelt. We staan nu op een camping midden op de Compostella route, rood verbrandde wandelaars komen en gaan, en tegenover ons een Nederlandse vrouw die topless van de zon geniet. Wij zitten achter onze tenten, omgeven door hoge heggen. Ons privacy gehalte is hoog.

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Spain

Van Zarautz naar Burgos

Tot San Sebastian gaat het goed en dat is omdat ik zelf een landkaart voor me in de stuurtas heb. Maar ná San Sebastian heb ik geen landkaart meer, geen campinggegevens en zelfs geen idee van de hele route.

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France Spain

From Montalivet into Spain

I’ve reached the Atlantic coast! I let go a little happiness yell when I see the ocean. It’s special and impressive to see this, especially when you’re on the bicycle. I’ve reached the Atlantic, again, on my own power and am surrounded by pine trees, sand and 3000 Harley Davidson drivers.

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France Spain

Van Montalivet tot in Spanje

De avond ervoor heb ik vreemd gegeten: hapjes van Engelse Keith en zijn vrouw Jan, mijn eigen bereidde maar te vet gebakken aardappelen en groenten die net niet goed samen gingen, 4 stroopwafels en de verkeerde sojamelk voor de chai maken dat ik niet helemaal optimaal presteer.

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Spain

España!

Super short update