A 1972 RENAULT ESTAFETTE 1000 WITH A STAR STUDIO-CAR INTERIOR, TO START WITH
Books on Wheels and other roaming media
Like with many good projects in life the books come before the ride.
One title especially jumps right out at us from its shopping window around the corner from where we live, while already we are actively searching for the camper van but have not gotten any further than bookmarking marktplaats.nl (Dutch personal ads) offerings, watching their bidding develop.
The Camper Van Cook Book; Life on 4 Wheels, Cooking on 2 Rings, by Martin Dorey, with recipes by Sarah Randell
is an immediate purchase. Even when the van isnt right, its 4 wheels and 2 rings content is a tremendous appetizer, to say the least. While we browse it back and forth preparing our trip, during the first three weeks of campering we do not even boil as much as an egg camper-style. We did not notice at home, but 2 rings easily accomodate our established cooking habits, even if at home sometimes we use all 5 + the oven, out of sheer luxury. Of many things and habits we use to say: we kunnen zonder, we can do without: surplus cooking rings are among them.
the camper van
books on wheels
the rearview mirror
the map is not the territory
the Netherlands-France, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czechia, Germany
the Netherlands-France vv
the Netherlands-Portugal vv
Amsterdam-Azenhas do Mar
Azenhas do Mar-Amsterdam
TITLES TO TRAVELS
For the test drive Zaandam-Amsterdam via Noord-Holland, Friesland, Drente, Overijssel we carry just manuals, ancient publicity, technical information and some homemade printed maps of special camper parking lots.
On the maiden voyage to Portugal, 22 August thru 26 September 2010 we carry in a crate, for lack of a proper bibliothèque: