Leya is from France and I’m (Jules-Erik) from Switzerland
Long time ago when I was just a kid, I traveled as much as I could by all possible means, everywhere. For Leya it’s an answer to a growing curiosity for the world.
Adventure has always been part of ourselves. It’s a way to discover the world, but is also a means to understand ourselves, to find answers.
We are both architects and curious a lot. Leya is conscientious so it helps a lot to plan the road (border crossing, ferry, schedule). I've been rebuilding cars since I’m a kid, principally German and Italian race cars, so I’m not bad as a mechanic. We already rebuilt our Land Rover after a crash. We added a pop top that completed our way of living inside.
Actually we are living in Aix en Provence, in the south of France. So north of Africa is an easy choice. We have been to Morocco many times, twelve for me. Then Tunisia and Algeria to explore more. In Europe we love the Pyrenees in Spain and the Alps in Italy. We have also been to the Portugal coast and the forest of Slovenia. We are actually back from Iceland and on the boat to Poland from Sweden.
Keep traveling, it's the best way of living.
We are planning a big adventure from France to Singapore next year in June for at least one year. I hope it will be ok with that virus …
I think that there is no need to go far. Explore and visit your own country, you will be amazed.
For us it is 4x4 to be off the beaten tracks. We travel with a 110 Land Rover defender from 2007. With 250.000km. 100.000km in two years by us. We rebuilt the interior and added a pop top roof. I love it.
Good running shoes, Swiss knife, a big huge jacket, two pair of sunglasses
We are so small and the world is bigger than we can imagine.
We share experiences as much as we can. And during the journey we are open minded and friendly with the amazing people we meet.
Learning about other cultures is really important for us. As architects we always have a look at traditional construction which is a perfect combination of an economic, ecological, well-made house.
To discover what we are not used to.
Unfortunately or fortunately I don’t know. Many. But it always ended well. Traveling backpacking in Brazil during the night someone stole my bag. I was there with no more passeport, no more clothes and no money. It was a bit complicated, but I met extremely honest people there at the same time.
It’s definitely when we are like a family with the people we meet. In Morocco we have been welcomed like nowhere else.
We might have grown.
There are hundreds of lessons learnt.
By running. It’s the best complement of the car.
It’s a community of passionate people who know how to travel, explore and meet others.
Grab a car, a bike or a bag and GO.