Ruby on Wheels


A developer on the road

Entering the Swedish woods

The finally stop of my journey through Germany was only a few hours away from Sweden, so I decided to join my friend Moritz who wanted to go on van trip through Sweden. I’d work during weekdays and join his...


Exploring swimming lakes in Germany

After spending most of the summer in southern Germany, I wanted to go for another trip to northern Germany to visit family and friends. Inspired by the beautiful lakes I visited in Switzerland and the hot temperatures in Germany, I...


Visiting Switzerland

After spending a great time in southern Germany in and around my hometown, I decided to visit coworkers and friends in Switzerland. My first stop was Rorschach, where I bought a Swiss SIM card allowing me to work during my...


Cruising through Germany

After staying in my van on the farm of my friends for about two months, the Corona restrictions were loosened in Germany. My van had a brand new brake system and I was finally able to hit the road again...


Shooting a music video

While rebuilding the brake system of my van at the farm of my friends, they were shooting a music video for their band called the Drunken Dentists. The first scenes were shot in the barn. Once the brakes were fixed,...


Rebuilding the brake system

I’ve never examined the brakes of my 508D since buying it about two years ago. I heavily stressed the brakes while driving around the volcano’s on the Canary islands. The bi-yearly general inspection was due, so I took advantage of...


Rushing to Germany

The restrictions in Spain didn’t seem very promising. Especially for non-residents like Marco and me. After staying a couple of weeks in our vans in a parking lot on Lanzarote, we tried to get back to our home countries. We...


Experiencing the Spanish lockdown in a van

After climbing Pico del Teide in the beginning of March, COVID-19 slowly started spreading on the European mainland. Public life outside of Italy seemed mostly unaffected. Marco and I had a ticket for the same ferry leaving Lanzarote on March...


Climbing Pico del Teide

I’ve been fascinated by Pico del Teide since spotting it the first time from Pico de las Nieves on Gran Canaria. I was also able to see the highest point above sea level in the islands of the whole Atlantic...


Taking it easy on La Palma

Inspired by the awesome hiking trip on La Gomera, I drove right into Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente after arriving on La Palma. I wanted to hike on Roque de los Muchachos, La Palma’s highest peak. I followed...