Ruby on Wheels


A developer on the road

Testing my new equipment

My previous camper van was equipped with a gas stove and a 450Wh solar system which served me well. Even during the winter, I never ran out of battery. I wanted to avoid installing a gas system into the ambulance...


Moving into an old military ambulance

It was love at first sight, when I checked out a Mercedes-Benz 508D more than four months ago in Rotterdam. It was built in 1986 and used as an ambulance by the Dutch army. After signing the purchase contract without...


Back to the roots

Today marked the 365th day living in my van. I left Berlin one year ago. On my anniversary, I coincidentally passed Freiburg, Germany. I was born and raised in Freiburg. As fate willed, my trip through Europe and Africa led...


Recovering at Costa del Sol

The quiet spot located north of Algeciras was perfect for recovering from my exhausting trip back to Europe. We had nice a view on the Rock of Gibraltar and the Riff mountain chain in Africa. The Mercedes gang was united...


Coming back to Europe

Chefchaouen was my last stop before driving to the harbor of Tangier city. Located in the Riff mountains, Chefchaouen is known for its blue buildings. Almost every house in the Medina is painted in blue which creates a very special...


Experiencing four seasons within 300km

Morocco is one of the most diverse country that I’ve visited. Crossing the Atlas mountain range was impressive. I experienced summer, fall, winter and spring within a couple of days on a trip that was only about 300km. After enjoying...


Meeting Said

I quickly left Erg Chebbi when a sandstorm arose right after I came back from my hike through the dunes. Fritz and Jule texted me that they stayed at a nice campsite a few kilometers north of Erg Chebbi. Although...


Exploring the Saharan dunes

People usually imagine endless sand dunes when they think about the African desert. However, the Sahara is mainly rocky like the area where I slept on Wednesday after leaving Zagora. The sand dunes cover only about 15% of the the...


Siesta in the oasis

I arrived in Zagora after driving though a heavy sand storm on Wednesday. The town is located in an oasis. I checked into a small campsite surrounded by palm trees and cob walls that blocked the wind. Finally I was...


Driving into the Sahara

I enjoyed one more tea with Hossine on Sunday morning before I started my trip into the Sahara. My first checkpoint was Assa. The small town seemed friendly and quiet. I didn’t see a lot of people on the streets...