Introduction and philosophy

portrait_max_bwMy name is Massimo. I was born in 1965 in Milan, but I live in Greece with some minor interruptions, since 1976. I think I can say I know the country well, both its geography, having traveled around a lot and its mentality, since not only I grew up here, but I also have the pleasure of being married to a Greek, Elissavet, who is a journalist and my inseparable companion also in work.
I have been a travel photographer for ever, more recently also a documentary filmmaker, an amateur cook (vegetarian), and a traveler by choice and profession.
We bought our camper it in 2005 and discovered a new way of traveling that has excited us from day one. Since then we have done more than 100,000 km with a personal best of 3 consecutive months on the road… and the enthusiasm has never diminished, indeed.

camperOur tiny camper: a 1988 Weinsberg with a Mercedes MB100D chassis.
Here we were at 2000mt altitude,on mount Idha in Crete
We chose a small camper, the smallest that we found that had a decent bathroom, in order to pass as unnoticed as possible. This allowed us to sleep even in the center of many cities in Europe without any trouble. The only time the police came to disturb us was in a small Italian town … but that’s another story …
What follows is my manifesto, my philosophy as a motorhomer, just to give an indication of the spirit of the information and articles that you will find on this site. Travelers or holiday makers you are all welcome and I hope that you will find something useful in these pages.

My manifesto:

– Being in a hurry and being travelers do not get along. The highways are made for those in a hurry not for travelers.

– A stop at a campsite can sometimes be very useful. In the last seven years it happened to me ​​twice πŸ˜‰

– Big supermarkets are convenient and usually cheaper. When you are in transit perhaps they are also the best option. But, when you stop for a couple of days in one place, is better to buy daily from local shops. So the local community appreciate more motorhomers and you help the local micro economy. Besides, when was the last time you had a chat with a cashier at the supermarket?

– Avoid tourist traps. Those places that have little or nothing to offer anymore and make you pay the reputation they have built. If really want to visit one, just do it out of season.
A clarification: When I mention brands, products, shops, local etc. in my articles, I express my personal opinion gained from my own experience. They are always products or services I have tried, used, loved or hated in first person. In no case, I promote products only for commercial and advertising purposes.
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5 thoughts on “Introduction and philosophy

  1. Thank you for sharing and the beautiful pictures.
    We traveld the last ten years through Greece with our campervan. Since 2013 with our Globecar. We always camp wild.
    This year we will visit Kythira for the first time. When we read your stories and see your pictures we won’t regret…

    Best regards,
    Monique & Michel, The Netherlands

  2. Hi from France.
    We are fond of Greece and love traveling in this country with our Ducato camper almost every year since we retired in 2009 (and we used to do some backpacking in the islands in the 70s !)
    We practise very often “wild” stopover in Greece, on the coast and also in the mountains, but always off-season (April May June or September October); our last 3 months trip was in Kriti, Kythira and, obviously, Peloponissos.
    Next one will be in the Kyclades, Evia again and some parts of the deep mainland.

    I just discovered your website and will explore it in the coming days.

    Thank you in advance for all information I’ll gather, and thank you also for the circular in greek about the sosta libera. We never had problems with the police (we globally follow the advices you give) but who knows what can happen
    Cordialmente.
    Pierre alias Pit

  3. Hello Massimo,

    we are an English couple living in France and have just discovered your site.

    We would just like to say thank you for sharing your experiences with everybody.
    We will definitely follow your advice when visiting that part of the world. Also, the vegetarian information is invaluable. Thank you again.
    Cordialement, Larry et Lorraine.

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