We are a couple from Romania in love with travel! In spite of everybody thinking we were crazy (Buslife is not a well-known concept in Romania), we decided to recondition a VW Bus. We turned it into a camper and fulfilled our dream of becoming professional wanderers. Recently Xena, the wandering dog, has joined our pack. Now two people, one dog, and a VW Bus are one happy family.
Eni the VW Bus is a T3 from 1984. When we bought her, she was in big need of love. Apart from completely redoing the interior and converting her into a camper (she had been used to carry blocks of salt), we got rid of all the rust and replaced most of the electrical and mechanical parts. Converting Eni took us over 8 months but the experience of traveling and living off the grid in places we couldn’t have otherwise enjoyed makes all that effort completely worth it.
Our life mission is...
To go everywhere and hurry nowhere. To see the places that tourists prefer and the ones that locals love. To climb mountains, visit museums, walk the streets, meet the people. Most importantly though, is to take our time. That is, to take time, not only to visit all the interesting and less known places but also do it at ease, without hurry. All the while, enjoying our hobbies and projects and the time spent together.
Fear of bugs! Personally, I (Dori) was really afraid of them but traveling with a bus and camping in the outdoors has changed that. Actually, it's helped me realize that I was in their "home" and I should respect it and not bother them. Through this experience, I managed to conquer a phobia that I had had all my life.
The secret is to choose your overnight camping spot while it's still daylight. Doing it in the dark makes it that much more difficult and you might actually miss a really great spot. The best spots are usually found by following the back roads - also anything close to water is usually nice.
It is an amazing experience, you will meet wonderful people, see great places and even rediscover yourself in the process. However, one thing it is not: That perfect idyllic life that you see on Instagram!
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