Ferry to Morocco – All about the crossing from Italy with GNV

  For many, various questions arise before a ferry crossing, especially if it is a journey with such a long time on board, as with the 52-hour crossing of the Mediterranean. In this article, you can read about the questions we asked ourselves and the experiences we had with the ferry to Morocco. Short and sweet in advance: Check-in does not take place at the vehicle! You have to go to the appropriate counters in the building at the beginning… Read more…

When the drug dealer knocks 2x in the morning – Morocco the 1st!

  It is already late evening when the ferry docks in Tangier Med. A good two days ago, we entered the belly of the ship in Genoa, Italy, with our travel companion Silvio, and meanwhile had a surprisingly pleasant time on board. Even though the onboard restaurant offered nothing but green salad as vegetarian food ­čśë During the crossing, all the formalities for entry, including for the vehicle, could be taken care of directly. If you would like to know… Read more…

With summer sun in our luggage through the west of Armenia

  The summer heat of July has long since transformed the lush flower meadows in southern Armenia into golden steppe landscape. Fresh greenery can still be found almost only around housing estates, which are often located in river valleys. And the following two typical features that we would like to share with you ­čśë       After the most southeastern point of our journey, the Tatev monastery, we head northwest for the first time. We will stay in this… Read more…

The land of big hearts and fascinating landscapes – Armenia

  Although situated at an altitude of almost 2000 metres, the weather on the shores of Lake Sevan is mostly mild and we spend relaxing days in hammocks and camping chairs. The only visitors we get are the herds of cows and goats that pass by every day.         In terms of area, Armenia is less than half the size of Bavaria, but it has an average altitude of just under 1,800 metres, making it one of… Read more…

The Shiny Side of the Medal in the Caucasus – Armenia

  Armenia, Georgia’s small neighbour, we approach with scepticism on the one hand – I wonder if the mentality and friendliness here might be different? – but on the other hand, completely unprejudiced. Because when we cross the border, we are still quite uninformed about the country itself. This is not necessarily a disadvantage, but in the case of Bulgaria, for example, it revealed a really nice surprise. Only about the entry itself did we try to inform ourselves in… Read more…

Entering Armenia with your own vehicle

  Entering Armenia with your own vehicle (coming from Georgia) Status: 06.2022 Border crossing: Sadakhlo – Bagratashen Summary in a nutshell: Vehicle interior is inspected in two places Pillion passengers have to cross the border separately on foot, including passport control no import tax for motorbikes Step 1 Import vehicle: pay tax at the counter of Ararat Bank. Payment optimal in AMD (9850) alternatively in EUR (22) or GEL (75) – as of 05/22 Step 2 Import of vehicle: Closing… Read more…

First Steps in the Caucasus – Georgia

Already on the Turkish side, we could notice a change in the vegetation. The further north we moved, the greener it became. This culminated on the Turkish Black Sea coast in slopes full of tea plantations! But we have been looking forward to new discoveries in Georgia for a few days already, so we quickly head towards the border. As usual, we are not allowed to cross the border together in the vehicle. Sophia has to cross the border on… Read more…

Enchanting & Surprising – Cappadocia & Eastern Anatolia

  On the way to the centre of Cappadocia, around the village of G├Âreme, there are other not insignificant sites. The tuff not only shapes the region above ground, but also enabled people to create a “world of their own” underneath. Thus, over the centuries, not only cave dwellings and cave churches have been built, as we have already discovered in the Ihlara Valley, but also entire underground towns and cities! We first try our hand at visiting a smaller… Read more…

Three hundred and sixty-five – 1 year on the road in the countries of this world

“This life is more than just a way through…” The day we left Germany was really a year ago? Hard to believe! But if we consciously let our thoughts wander in this direction, all the memories and experiences fill what feels like at least a 365-day period! We capture some of the moments on this journey in the blog entries. But countless other moments, whether brief encounters or conscious impressions, we experience every day. We rarely visit the same place… Read more…

Across wide volcanic plains to the gate of Cappadocia

At what feels like 27 degrees Celsius and sunshine, we set off at the beginning of April near Side in the direction of Cappadocia. More than 500 kilometres lie ahead of us. Of course, we don’t want to just “drive them to death”, but also experience something of the route and its special features. The road leads us through parts of the Taurus Mountains, it is already dark, and when a sign announces the current altitude metres, we can hardly… Read more…