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Laghi di Fusine e Slovenia, settembre 2018

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Un bel giro con prima tappa ai laghi di Fusine, a Tarvisio.
Sosta consentita e gratuita. Bagni aperti dalle 8.00 alle 19.30 tutti i giorni ad uso gratuito.

Il giorno dopo abbiamo fatto il passo del Vrsič in Slovenia. In italiano passo della Maistrocca.  1600 mslm.

Poi giù nelle valli dell’Isonzo a fare il bagno vicino a Soča.
Abbiamo passato la notte al camping Klin, fuori stagione un furgone e un adulto: 12,60€.
Accampati a 10 mt dall’Isonzo.

Ultimo giorno su a 2100 mslm, la strada più alta della Slovenia. Accanto al monte Mangart. Da lì si vedono i laghi di Fusine!

Rientro da Cividale del Friuli.

750km, consigliatissimi in 3 giorni!

Qui il percorso su Wikiloc: link

Qui le foto su Google: link

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Morocco overland 2015/2016

We decided to have a break for the winter and that it had to be a warm one. Nothing better than overland in our VW in the sunny Morocco!

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Route to Amtoudi, Anti Atlas

 

HOW TO: We took the ferry from Genova to Tangier Med port, it is the GNV route that stops in Barcelona for few hours. The way out takes 2 nights, leaving at around 8PM (Italian time) and arriving in Tangier Med after almost 48 hours. The way back home is longer, leaving at 11PM (Maroccan time) and arriving in Genova at 7AM (local time), after 3 nights. The return trip is longer because you have to wait for the police to open the custom and gates, because you could arrive during the night in Genova but everything is shut. Anyway the ferry is comfortable, with self service and à la carte restaurants, shops, cinema and bars (there is also a Casino and a swimming pool but those were shut during both our trips). You obviously book a 4 bunks cabin and if you travel in 2 persons you have all the room you need. There is a bathroom with sink, toilet and hot shower. Toilet paper and towels are provided from the ferry.

 

TIPS

Ferry: when you buy the ferry ticket, buy the vehicle and the person insurances, and the meal tickets would be a nice idea too. They are reasonably cheap if bought in advance (but really expensive if bought directly on the ferry), the food isn’t amazing but the other option that you have is canned food. There is no fridge and no cooking facilities of any kind on the boat. You have to provide for yourself and there is no way you will go back in the garages to your vehicle. Anyway big cue at the self service facilities at opening time!

Mobile phone: we got a Maroc Telecom card for 60DH or so, we choose the “data-only” type of card (SIM). If you try to buy one of them at a road side shop it can be tricky becayse the people normally don’t use this type of card for mobile phones so they doesn’t get your point to have a SIM without the call service, but this is, for me, the best solution as you can get the 3G connection on the phone so you can use all of your favourite on-line messaging service (whatsapp, iMessage, FB messenger) or call services (Skype, Facetime…) and obviously all the other online services that you need. You are anyway able to send messages to the card provider to recharge and to know which is your amount of traffic being used and left to use. We spent 20DH each week for a 1GB data weekly plan. And about 3 euros total recharging Skype for calling home.

Custom / passenger control: I suggest you to read this article by Chris Scott that goes really into the thing…

obviously you can read some more institutional informations about Visas and so on some government websites: UK – IT.

GENERAL TASKS

For any other informations I suggest you to remember to read from these sites:

  • Sahara-Overland, Chris Scott’s website with a lot of informations about traveling in Africa and some preview of his books.
  • Horizons Unlimited, overlander community for bikers and 4WDrivers. The forum is a must-read for almost any kind of overlanding experience.
  • CamperContact, probably the most accurate camping spot database of the web, you can also download the database and use it on your GPS navigator. You find everything you need on the website.
  • Park4night, it’s a mobile app and it’s fantastic. You need data credit and GPS on your device, very useful in Europe, I haven’t tried in Africa.
  • Maroc-campingcar, french speaking community with a lot of users and informations for travel in Morocco with a camping-car.
  • Kapp2Cape explorers, a must read blog about an amazing adventure, detailed informations about Malawi, Mauritania, Morocco, Botswana, Senegal, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia…
  • OpenStreetMap, the most accurate open source map of the world.
  • MapFactor Navigator Free, free to download and use navigation software for Windows / Android that uses OpenStreetMap cartography. Very useful on a tablet.
  • Dangerous Roads, well some of them aren’t scary, but it worth a visit.

 


 

Morocco overland: 30 days in Morocco with our VW van.

 

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Click on the map above to see the Wikiloc page and to download the GPS track

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Engine Rebuild 2.0

We disassembled the engine because of a bad camshaft, the engine had just few hundred kilometers on it so everything was almost new.

A pictures diary of the work we’re doing.

Thanks to Tommo to being able to do it and for all the patience and love.

LINK

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SRFL, Sestri Levante – may 2014

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Here is just a part of the vans that were at the Syncro Gathering in Liguria in May 2014. Thanks to Simmo of SilentBay prod. for the effort to make this possible! More info on fb.

Easter Weekend in Friuli – april 2014

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Funghetto been shot along the road in Friuli, ITA:
loc. Caprizi, Ampezzo (UD)

Balkans trip – august 2013

We went for a road trip through some balkan states in the summer of 2013, amazing experience and breathtaking views.
I post here some pictures and info about our journey, leaving from Italy and passing through Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia i Herzegovina and Montenegro. Because I was touring with a live music and video show we had to stop by Austria and Germany on the way home.
In Germany the syncro broken down so we arrived home two days late with a rented car. What a pain! Anyway we really enjoyed the nearly 20 days away leaving in a few square meters!

Here is the Kotor Bay, the first must-stop sightseeing point in Montenegro, arriving from Croatia. If you click on the picture you can see the full gallery.

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