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Our bed got q bit wavy during our trip last year. So we started the project 'bed reconstruction'. Biggest challenge so far: Losing a overrunning screw. Took me 2h 😑 Any projects on your van at the moment?

Unser Bett ist im Laufe des letzten Jahres ziemlich wellig geworden. Deshalb haben wir das Projekt 'Bett Neubau' gestartet. Größte Herausforderung bisher: Eine durchdrehende Schraube lösen. Hat mich 2h gekostet 😑 Irgendwelche Projekte an deinem Van zur Zeit?

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Only 2,5 weeks more in this beautiful place! OGGI is already waiting to be on the road again. We are thinking about rebuilding our bed in the van. Do you have a comfortable bed in your van?

Wir waren heute ganz überrascht, dass wir nur noch 2,5 Wochen am diesem wunderschönen Ort sein werden. Wir überlegen gerade, unser Bett im Van neu zu bauen, weil es nicht sehr komfortabel ist. Ist eurer Bett ok?

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Not being at the sea for two months now feels a bit weird as the sea has been a constant companion for over a year. That's why we are really looking forward to a week on the Baltic Sea next month before going back to vanlife for the summer. What are your plans for the summer?

Zwei Monate lang nicht irgendwo am Meer zu sein ist irgendwie komisch, da das Meer im vergangenen Jahr ein stetiger Begleiter auf unserer Reise war. Deshalb freuen wir uns auf eine entspannte Woche an der Ostsee nächsten Monat, bevor es dann wieder übern Sommer ins Vanlife geht. Was habt ihr so im Sommer vor?

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We are having quite a lot of fun in the quaran-team @coconat.workation.retreat
Yesterday we created this masterpiece! ⁣
So witzig hier im Quaran-Team im @coconat.workation.retreat Gestern haben wir dieses Meisterstück kreiert!

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Little pit stop today. One day during quarantine we found one of OGGI's tires flat. It already had been patched before but loses air again. Now checking if it can be patched a second time. It is the third time in the past year that we have to deal with flat tires. Did you ever have a flat tire during a trip?

Kleiner Boxenstopp heute. An einem Tag während der Quarantäne hatte unser OGGI plötzlich nen platten Reifen. Genau der wurde sogar schon mal geflickt und verliert hetzt schon wieder Luft. We hope, dass er ein zweites Mal geflickt werden kann. Das ist das dritte Mal im vergangenen Jahr, dass wir uns mit nem platten Reifen rumschlagen. Hattet ihr schon mal einen Platten auf einem Trip?

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Officially quarantine is over! We are allowed to move according to the relatively free rules of Germany. We are very happy that we did this trip back even though it might mean we won‘t travel much more until next march. The last days in Italy with the police checking up on us and enforcing the 200 meter rule and no more walking at the beach - that made us realise that we should try to change the situation for us and specially for the dogs. We are looking forward to this summer with lots of time and nature!

Die offizielle Quarantäne-Zeit ist vorbei! Jetzt dürfen wir uns frei bewegen - innerhalb der sehr offenen Regeln hier in Deutschland. Wir sind mit unserer Entscheidung Italien zu verlassen sehr glücklich. Gerade die letzten Tage dort, als wir von der Polizei (die sonst oft wortlos vorrüber gefahren ist) angehalten wurden und wirklich eindeutig die maximal 200-Meter-vom-Wohnhaus-Regel und das Strandverbot durchgesetzt wurden, hat uns gezeigt, was wirklichere Beklemmungen sind. Allein schon wegen der Hunde hätten wir das nicht durchhalten können. Wir freuen uns sehr auf diesen Sommer und viel Zeit in der brandenburgischen Natur.

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After a week of being isolated in a room (with little social contact through the window and a few minutes being outside each day) we are looking for some work we can do outside without disregarding the neccessary social distancing. Did some gardening yesterday. Today we were working on the van a little. Had some power issues with our solar panel so we disassembled our electronic board to prepare it for some replacements...

Nach einer Woche Isolation in einem Raum (mit etwas Sozialkontakt durchs Fenster und paar Minuten frischer Luft am Tag draußeb) suchen wir uns jetzt kleinere Arbeiten, die wir draußen erledigen können, ohne den nötigen Abstand zu anderen zu vernachlässigen. Haben gestern etwas Gartenarbeit erledigt. Heute waren wir am Van. Hatten jungst ein paar Elektro-Probleme mit dem Solarpanel und so haben wir unser Elektro-Board auseinandergenommen und für den Tausch einiger Komponenten vorbereitet...

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2nd day of our 14-days corona-quarantine⁣⁣. We have some projects (partly payed, partly charity) that fill our days. We love our quarantine-life at the moment: We get delivered 3 meals per day and they are not just any food, it‘s very international and we get to know fantastic new tastes, often vegan. We have a very good system here to isolate us completely. No contact, no common areas, only talks over a save distance. ⁣⁣⁣
2day of our 14-day corona quarantine. We have a few paid and a few charity projects, that will fill our days. We currently love this quarantine state, because, for example, we don’t have to worry about food: We get 3 Delivered food contact-free times a day and that's not just any food! It's super tasty, international food, which we have never eaten before, often vegan, where we can hopefully learn a bit for the future! We have a very good insulation system here, are perfectly sealed off, no common lounges with others etc. Only nice conversations from a safe distance. ⁣⁣⁣
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It's been a year since... Exactly 365 days ago we started a journey of which we didn't know where it will end. Initially planned four months turned into a year and still the progress of our life is not defined yet. But we have the feeling that the decision to hit the skies was one of the best of our life. We have gained great experiences, took in a new family member, met wonderful people, made new friends, met old friends in different contexts, lived in different places in foreign countries and experienced how a crisis can enable changes of behavior in many aspects. Now we are fine to settle for a while and making different experiences and even more friends back in Germany. Thanks for everyone's support during the past year 😘 We really feel blessed and are deeply grateful that we could do this trip! Looking forward to share some "best of" moments soon... Stay tuned!
It's been a year ... Exactly before 365 We took a trip for days, which we didn’t know exactly, where it would lead us. The planned four months became one year and we still don't know exactly, what exactly our future life will look like. But we have the feeling, that the decision, go out, was one of the best in our life. We have had great experiences, added a new family member, met wonderful people, new friendships, met old friends in other contexts, have lived and experienced in different places in foreign countries, how a crisis can bring about change in many areas. Now we feel like it, to stay in Germany again, gain different experiences and make more friends. Thank you for your support in the past year 😘 We feel kissed by happiness and are very grateful for it, that we could take this trip. Looking forward to it, euch bald ein paar "best of" Moments to show ... Stay tuned!

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Dawn of the pre-final day of our trip. Today we crossed the Alps once again and safely arrived in Germany. Thanks for all your wishes and thoughts, they seem to have helped 😘 One last drive to Brandenburg tomorrow where we will join the coconauts for a while (though isolated for two weeks 🤗)

Dawn of the penultimate day of our trip. Today we crossed the Alps again and arrived safely in Germany. Thank you for all your wishes and thoughts, they seem to have really helped 😘 One last leg to Brandenburg tomorrow, where we meet the Coconauts for a while (but first isolated for two weeks 🤗)

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Today we are going to stay the night at a service area submontane the alps. Nice panorama, sunshine and warm but very gusty winds at the moment. Tomorrow second to last stage to our final destination. Crossing the Brenner pass, riding all through Austria without stopping (not permitted due to Corona) and (hopefully) entering Germany again. ⁣

Today we spend the night at a rest area at the foot of the Alps. Great panorama, Sunshine and warm but very gusty wind. Tomorrow the penultimate stage to our destination. Brenner crossing, Travel across Austria without stopping (not allowed due to Corona) and (hopefully) Entry to Germany.

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Empty motorways, blue skies, scenic views... ⁣
Empty highways, blue sky, picturesque views ... ⁣
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Back on Italy mainland! 🎉 We were allowed to take a ferry from Messina yesterday night after a body temperature check and after the police checked the purpose of our trip. After arrival on the mainland the police checked the purpose again 😄 We stayed the night on a quiet service station by the motorway. Not the best but hey, we are glad that we can travel back 🤗 We are a bit sad, that we are not allowed to do some touristic stuff but driving the motorway through #calabria is stunning also! Recommended!

Back on the Italian mainland 🎉 After the fever measurement and a police check of our purpose of travel in Messina we were allowed on the ferry last night. On arrival there was a police check 😄 We spent the night in a quiet rest area on the highway. Not the best pitch but hey, we are glad, that we can travel back 🤗 We're a little sad, that we can’t be a bit touristy, but the motorway route through Calabria is also really worth seeing! You can do it!

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Ok, we have seen better views of Etna but ... we are just happy that we are back on the road. Today we left our cute little flat by the sea in Scoglitti and are on the way back to Germany. Crossing fingers that the ferry will take us back to Italy mainland... ⁣
Ok, we already had better views of the Etna, but ... we are glad, to be on the street again. Today we left our cute little apartment by the sea in Scoglitti and are now on our way to Germany. Down press, that the ferry takes us back to mainland Italy ...

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Great food, great view and Zoom running. Strange situations require strange arrangements. Who else is having Easter brunch with family today? ⁣⁣
Happy Easter!!! 🐰⁣⁣
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Delicious food, great view and zoom. Unusual circumstances require unusual measures. Who makes an Easter brunch with family today??⁣⁣
Happy Easter!!! 🐰⁣⁣
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The long stay close to the sea leaves its traces on OGGI's skin. He probably will not be too unhappy when we say goodbye next week. We will have to take care of this soon... Have you done an extensive anti-corrosion treatment before?

The long stay near the sea gnaws at OGGI's skin. He probably won't be so unhappy about it, if we move on next week. We'll have to take care of it soon ... Have you ever carried out a major anti-rust action on your van?
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Recently at the beach... These days we are planning our trip back home to Germany. It almost feels like more planning is neccessary compared to preparations for starting our trip a year ago. But though we are still enjoying our time here at the beach in Sicily we are also looking forward to a change of scene. ⁣
Recently on the beach ... These days we are planning our trip home to Germany. It almost feels like this, as if more planning was needed, than the travel arrangements for our trip a year ago. But although we still enjoy the time here on the beach in Sicily, we are looking forward to a change of scenery. ⁣
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It helps to watch the dogs living in this moment... our minds are overplanning. What will be our next steps? It can be exhausting, because there are so many things we don‘t know yet. Could be we will make a big mistake by leaving this beautiful place and try to get to Germany and get stuck on the way... But it feels right to move on at Easter. ⁣
Sometimes it helps, to watch the dogs, how they live in the here and now. We are constantly planning and planning our next steps and are completely overwhelmed, because there are so many uncertainties. Maybe it's a big mistake, Leaving this wonderful apartment at Easter and plunging into the unknown and maybe stopping somewhere on the way to Germany. But it feels like the right decision.

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about us

We are Claudi, Jere, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre and we travel with our VW bus OGGI through Europe in search of inspiration, Variety and the sweet life. We report on our experiences, Thoughts and feelings on our blog here in text and video and share some of our best photos on our
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our route

Here you can quite rough track, where we are currently. We try, to update the map always timely. Since we are not always and everywhere have a great internet connection, it can sometimes take a little.