Chapter 9.1 – Welcome to Iran – Magic Made by Hand

Behind the Scenes: „Welcome to Iran“ is one of the most common phrases in the Iranian culture which probably is the friendliest on earth. It really matters to the people that you feel happy and well looked after. That is why every video of this series simply begins with these …

Chapter 6 – Tamam Turkey!

Behind the Scenes: When we travelled through Turkey we didn’t expect many off-road adventures. Steering our 4-wheel-truck to that hidden beach was surprisingly challenging. The narrow path started to crumble, the rain had washed away some parts. We weren’t even sure if this was the right direction. After arriving savely you really feel like a hero – until you see two locals happily speeding …

Chapter 5 – Bulgarias Golden Leaves

Behind the Scenes: Every morning these wild horses were running around the lake, stumbling upon any barrier they could find. But whenever we pointed a camera at them they completely freezed, sometimes for half an hour. Nothing could convince them to move, not even a carrot. Bulgaria’s sheep were way more telegenic, possibly assuming cameras contain corn.

Chapter 4 – Down in History: Greece

Behind the Scenes: Capturing the steaming hot water of Thermopylae was possible only to a limited extent. For one thing you are not supposed to record the refugee camp right next to it. We respect that and focused on the hot rushing waterfall and the green mineral stones with layers of purple plastic inside. Secondly, you can’t stay too long since the springs are …

Albanien, kaputt

Manche fragen uns, ob das nicht zu gefährlich sei. Ob wir keine Angst hätten vor den vielen wildfremden Menschen und Denkweisen. Die Wahrheit ist: es gibt auf diesem Planeten gar nicht so viele.

Massives Montenegro

Wer mit einem Unimog durch die Welt tuckert, reist nicht sonderlich schnell, sondern erarbeitet sie sich Schlagloch für Schlagloch, serpentinenweise – „erfährt“ die Strecke sozusagen. Währenddessen verändern sich Landschaft und Länder klammheimlich, schleichend, immer nur ein Mü (µ).  

Chapter 3 – Feeling tiny in Albania

Behind the Scenes: Some people ask us why we don’t take many close-ups of ourselves. The truth is: We are too tiny. Instead we’d like to focus on this great earth and its brillant mosaic that we are just a microscopic part of. Albania is one of the countries that make you realise this.

Chapter 2 – Montenegro Rocks!

Behind the Scenes: In Montenegro we crossed its deeply dark mountainside. Just then a huge rock was barring the main path, which kept the workers quite busy. Their only tool was a hammer, their only plan to smash it. Our truck saved them a hard day of work. Filming their …

Keep the Rocks Rolling – Extended Version

Behind the Scenes: This was the first time our auxiliary and recovery equipment was in action. The workers turned out to be high professionals in their subject. Plenty of times the string had to be wrapped differently so that the rock moves without causing any damage.

Lost in Croatia

Feels like the planet is totally empty. Far and wide abandoned. Surrounded by the crystal blue adria, thick pine wood along with oleander, cypresses, carob and olive trees. And an alley cat hooking for the remains of the mackerel that was fried in a pan before. In between, like a …

Irgendwo in Kroatien

Es ist, als ob der Planet einem ganz alleine gehört. Weit und breit ist alles verlassen. Um einen herum nichts als die kristallblaue Adria, dichte Kiefernwälder mit Oleander, Zypressen, Johannisbrot- und Olivenbäumen.

A weng was vom Baum

Während die Fernreise-Katze ihre Tage weiterhin schnurrend zubrachte – unberührt davon, dass sich der Unimog mittlerweile aus dem Staub gemacht hatte -, war ein Laubbaum 453 Kilometer entfernt schwer damit beschäftigt, im fränkischen Wald herumzustehen.

Chapter 1 – The Journey begins

Behind the Scenes: The first records of this journey were taken randomly. In fact we weren’t too sure if this was the beginning at all. When you start a trip like this you have been preparing it for months and years. When you finally start the enginge you have this …