As I’m writing this, we are sitting in our car in the middle of the forest in the austrian alps, only a few kilometers from the slovenian border and we have just finished a cup of hot soup. Today was our first real ”travel” day and the feeling of being on the road to Africa is finally starting to sink in. Our first day on the road and also our first ”bush camp”. We left the autobahn, went through some small villages, taking off on a narrow and winding road. We drove pass the last house until the GPS started showing the road as a dotted line and then another rough kilometer or so. Its pitch black, dead silence and nothing but tall trees and snow around us. Its -9 degrees outside but in the car its really cosy and +14. The plan is to get up really early tomorrow and drive over the Loibl mountain pass into Slovenia. Hopefully getting some nice pictures of the sunrise over the alps.
This looks like a nice place to camp...
Cosy in the Landy
Today was not the first time I saw the alps but the last time I was only two years old so the day has been quite an experience for me. Coming down from Munich and approaching Salzburg, I was looking into what I thought was the horizon. The weather has been sunny but a little foggy all day and suddenly I see some strange looking clouds quite high on the sky in front of us. After a couple of seconds I realize that what I see are alp peaks, catching some sunrays and slowly a mountain materialize in front of us. To sit and think that you’re looking over a flat landscape and then suddenly have a billion ton of rock in front of you was really a wicked experience. The whole day, we have been driving through the mountains with one breathtaking landscape after the other. Planning this trip to Africa, I never even thought about the fact that the road will take us through some of Europes most beautiful scenery. This truly was our first real day of travel.