So how did Greece come about i hear you ask?
Well I had actually planned to go from Norway to Denmark, Holland, Belgium, France and take the ferry home for winter to get some things done with the van, spruce her up a bit and spend Christmas etc, but things changed. My gut told me that the covid pandemic was not over and if i was to go home, i might not get out for a long time. The ferry website indicated that and so having chatted to a fellow solo female vanlifer Sophie who planned to spend the winter in greece, i thought why not.
I had a great time in Denmark, with my Serbian bestie Gordana and her husband who had recently moved there. The best thing was, It was my birthday and they spoilt me rotten. Leading up to our reunion, I had spent a week exploring the beaches and forests of Denmark as well as giving Maggie a much needed makeover. She was ready for her new adventure.
Following Denmark, I headed to Holland and stayed almost two weeks at Sophies, where we got new floors down in our vans, shared our excitment for Greece and planned our route there. When things started changing with covid regulations and Sophies van was not ready to leave yet, I decided to head north to get some last mechanics done on Maggie and then to head swiftly to Greece.
I headed off towards the Austrian Alps where i froze my ass off, and continued through Italy until i reached Ancona. I had a few forms to fill out for the borders but no one checked anything and the ferry was as easy as pie.
I boarded in Ancona and took the option to camp onboard which was amazing. I had use of electricity, showers, WC and a nice safe spot with the other campers on the open deck for a whopping 21 hours. It was not as bad as Ireland to Spain that is for sure.
Bring on winter in Greece and a 2021 full of more adventures and new friends.