2000+ kilometers later

That's all from this roadtrip!

In total we drove 2000+ kilometres and spent 5 days sleeping and living out of our car. It has been a wonderful trip and I would do it all over again! Except for the bloodsucking mosquitos, it's been a perfect vacation 😅 I think it's nice to mix it up sometimes between staying at nice hotels and with these kinds of affordable travel by car or by camper vans! Which type of vacation do you guys prefer?

 

BREAKFAST BY THE ROAD

The best thing about being on a roadtrip must be the freedom to go wherever you please and stop whenever you like. And the mandatory roadtrip-snacks onboard of course. And not to forget to mention thhe perks of choosing your own roadtrip-playlist and sing along (really loud) to every single song on it. 

This morning we left the beautiful mountains in the Basque Country and continue our drive into Cantabria. We stopped and refulled, boughts some crisp bread and ice coffee and had our breakfast at the side of the road overlooking the countryside just taking it in all in. 

This is better than any 5-star hotel. Without any doubts. 

After breakfast we headed to a small beach with rocky cliff formation that reminded me of the Philippines or Thailand. I swear it look like Southeast Asia, but nope. Still in Spain. Beautiful Northern Spain!

 

ROADTRIP CONTINUES TO ISLAND FROM GAME OF THRONES

 

On our second day of the road trip across northern Spain we drove to a place known to many as the 'DragonStone' from the Game of Thrones series, it's also known as Gaztelugatze! We had no idea it was going to be one of the highlights of our trip, but it was for sure!

Bilbao was our next stop on the roadtrip before we continued along the narrow countryroads along the coast to Santander! Northern Spain continues to impress us with its beauty (and how green it is everywhere compared to the south!!)

Roadtrip and living the camper life!

I've lived in Alicante now for a few months and never had I been to the north of Spain before, and neither had Viktor. I was able to swap a working day with a colleague of mine so I got an extra day off, which made it possible for the both of us to go on this little trip! The plan from the start was to rent a camper van and live the full camper life! It had all you needed, a bed, a table, a mini fridge, air conditioning and even a shower! But because we didn't book anything in advance, and they are extremely popular by this time of the year, everything was rented out already by the time we decided to go. But we really still wanted to go, so we took Viktor's car, and made it into a camper van! With the back seat folded all the way down and with a mattress on top, we made our own little bed were we where about to spend the upcoming 5 nights! 

On the first day we made it all the way to San Sebastian! (That's a drive of approximately 7 hours!)

Xx,

Maria

Window, middle or aisle?

Why do I wear my full uniform when traveling as a passenger? It's because whenever I go back home to Sweden I jumpseat with the company I work for, and when I do so, I have to wear the uniform. Simple as that 😁

What seat do you prefer? Window, middle or aisle? I tend to choose the window seat whenever I can, so I'm in control of the window shade and if I ever get bored I can always look outside. The only problem is when I have to run to the bathroom and the passengers next to me are asleep haha 🙈

 

 

SHOULD I GET A HELICOPTER LICENCE?

I think I do!

Flying a helicopter over Cape Town, above the mountains and down in the valleys was FREAKING amazing. My favourite part was when we were looking for an opening in the clouds, and then we saw it and just dove down to see all the beautiful waterfalls!! South Africa. You have my heart.

I sometimes have to pinch my arm to believe this was actually happening. And the best of all was I got to do it with my two favourite pilot girls! I absolutely LOVE to travel with you and can't wait for our next Swedish Flight Mafia adventure together! 

Pilot: Ari Kraak at the Aviation Pilot Training flight school (Congratulations to your first SOLO FLIGHT in the airplane!!)

 

HELLO ROME

Hello Rome!

I've been to a few cities in Italy, but Rome makes it to the top of my list! There's no cosier (or crazier) city to just stroll the streets, finding nice restaurants and cute hangouts around every corner. And if you dare to risk your life, I'd really recommend renting a scooter or just go by bike to see most of this amazing wonderful city and its breathtaking ancient buildings!

Viktor and I stayed for 3 days while off work and we couldn't get enough! We have a few new favourite restaurants and hidden gems we'd love to go back to - so long Rome ;)

 

EXPLORING IBIZA OUR WAY

Emma and I were invited by the Grupo Nassau to stay at their beautiful boutique hotel Casa Munich just outside of Ibiza town for a few days. We had an exciting week with quite a full schedule, our goal of the trip was to explore the island as much as we possibly could. Throughout the week we got to see the island's beautiful landscape and a visit to the nearby island Formentera, which is now my absolute favourite spot in Europe. We also had the chance to visit the Nassau Beach Club for the closing party of the year and got invited for dinner at their partner restaurant Tanit - never had that good ceviche before... 

Photos taken and edited by talented Emma Möllerberg ❤️ Check out her Instagram here!

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