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The crew of Benny goes overland

 

"To travel is to live"Hans Christian Andersen

 

We, Sybil and Christian, are a Swiss/German couple living in Switzerland. After 30 intense years in challenging jobs it is time for a new phase in our life: We want to explore the world with our Benny (a Mercedes Vario 4x4) as fulltimers. Started in 2015 with a rough idea of the vehicle, we went through an exciting conversion process for our truck, and finally in 2018 we had the keys for our new expedition vehicle in our hand.

 

Since decades we love to travel. Until 2017 we visited mostly all countries in Europe with a motorbike, we did trips in the USA and in Mexico as well as in North Africa. Furthermore we visited India, Cuba and Israel on four wheels. We did these trips during our normal holidays and during a sabbat year. Now we want to travel much longer, we want to have the time to really feel a country, its people and its culture. These were our key reasons to build an expedition vehicle: To be closer to nature, be self sufficient for at least 2 weeks and enjoy a decent level of comfort. Furthermore our truck has good offgrid capabilities, so we can go off the beaten paths. 

 

After quitting the job with 55, we are now preparing for our big dream, driving the PanAmericana in 2022 or 2023 for several years. Until then we are still testing and improving our truck. And we are expanding our overlanding experiences: We did a 4 months trip to Iceland in 2019 and a 4 months trip to Scandinavia in 2020. In 2021 we want to drive to the Caucasus region (which we couldn´t do in 2020 due to Corona). So far we are on track.

 

We are happy that you join us on our journey, here on this website, on Instagram or on Youtube. 

 

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A nice article about us in the Swiss newspaper (December 2020), only in German
Article in Urner newspaper Dec 2020.pdf
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This is Julie, our sausage dog and third crew member. She loves to travel with us. Unfortunately totally unqualified as a watchdog (she is too cute).