The Family Without Borders

The Travelling family

The right place to stop

Find the right place to sleep

travel tips Likes

After telling you HOW do we sleep in our car, now it’s time to tell the story: WHERE. Since I have received quite some questions, maybe it’s good to put it into one post. 

Guatemala: this river we had to cross

The smell of Guatemala

Guatemala Likes

From the west to the east, from Pacific to Caribbean sea, sometimes for 3 days without asphalt… Guatemala is not only those “places-to-be” from the travel guides but much much more, somewhere between one village and another.

Comitan (Mexico, Panamericana): People sitting on a jeep

Adiós Mexico!

Mexico Likes

Of course not visiting all the places we planned, and of course much later than we planned – we are leaving Mexico. Surprisingly, without any problem on the Guatemalan border!! 

On the market in San-Christobal de las Casas (Mexico, Chiapas); Photo: Thomas Alboth

San Cristobal the Coolest

Mexico Likes

Cool, because situated between hills in a small valley. Cool, because very walkable and likable with all the small cafes (first time we felt Berlin’s atmoshpere). Cool, because of all the Maya’s culture in the city.

Our new Car, bought in Mexico to drive to Panama: A Crysler Voyager 2001

Buying the car in Mexico – done!

Mexico Likes

To become a happy owner of the car in Mexico you must go through four steps: finding a proper car, checking if it is really a proper car, getting money to buy this car, registering the car. And each of those steps can be a fight – especially if you are a foreigner.

In a car service truck driving into the city of Belgrade (Serbia)

Our car forever in Belgrade

Serbia Likes

Our car survived with us almost 20 000 kilometers during this trip. In Belgrade it had enough: I’m not driving anywhere anymore, I will stay here! – it said and burned the motor.

On the Georgian border to Azerbaijan

Welcome to Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Likes

After super-relaxed Georgia time for empty and dry Azerbaijan with different religion, far to many pictures of the president in each village and hot as bath Caspian Sea.

The Russian road police (DPS) is knocking on our window

Russian road police: Shoot back!

Russia Likes

Every morning the same game: Maybe a fast cigarette with shaking, sweating hands before starting?  Shit I don’t smoke anymore. Or a sip of vodka? Bullshit, it’s morning. I feel like puking – have to find to a tree. I am sick. Starting the car means inevitable consequences. I feel just like in school times Read More

Camping: Hanna watching papa

Camping means freedom for the baby

Romania Likes

After three nights which we spend on camping outside – we are sure that Hanna simply loves it. Sitting on the sun without diapers, playing with grass, sticks and bugs.

Thank you car god

Crossing the National Park by car

Romania Likes

After spending calm time in Oradea, we obviously needed some adventures. Visiting Bear Cave was not enough, we drove to Cluj-Napoca through Apuseni Mountains, National Park. With average speed 10km/hour. For 6 hours!


Do not always trust Lonely Planet

Ukraine Likes

Let’s go outside of the town! Lonely Planet recommends Kremenets castle and situated not far from there Pochayiv Monastery. So we jumped into the car, together with Neil, my British friend who came to visit us in Lviv, took chocolates with us and started.


Bye Germany, bye Poland!

Poland Likes

So… we are really starting our trip now! After busy weeks of preparations we are on the road. Still in Poland, Cracow but tomorrow we want to cross Ukrainian border and jump around from happiness that first of 9 countries around the Black Sea is reached. Amazing feeling to finally leave home towns (Berlin and Read More

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