When we crossed the river Rhine and the Swiss border at Diepoldsau on 21 September 2013, we had just come to the end of an unforgettable journey. It covered 63 countries, took 2,573 days, was 280,000 km long and led us around the world. If you want to find out more about this epic trip, please click here. (Book available only in German)
Back then, after we had unpacked our last removal boxes, we sat at a table in our home and agreed the following: We would spend the first year at home settling in. The second year, we would enjoy life in Switzerland – one of the most beautiful countries in the world! Then, in the third year, we would decide whether we wanted to stay or go on another trip. If the answer to that was «yes», we would then use the fourth year to prepare for it.
Well, at the beginning of September 2017, we will hit the road to Hamburg where the «Grande Amburgo», a ro-ro ship, will set sail at the beginning of October heading for Uruguay. About 30 days later, we should arrive there together with our travel vehicle Mahangu. Montevideo will be our first stop on our Bucket List Tour – this is a reference to the film with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. If you want to go «on tour» with us and see what we will be up to, you can get our travel updates.
Paul + Brigitta Böhlen Jüni
Currently in Switzerland
«For my part, I travel not to go anywhere; but to go.
I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.»
Robert Lewis Stevenson, 1850-1894 (Scottish Essayist)