来自瑞士苏黎世市的37岁男子桑德罗•阿尔瓦雷斯(Sandro Alvarez)和来自列支敦士登瓦杜兹市的26岁女子加布里埃拉•赫梅尔(Gabriella Hummel)是一对向往自由的情侣,二人双双辞去工作开始了环游世界之旅。自2016年7月至今,这对情侣在追求自由的路上越行越远。

桑德罗和加布里埃拉的旅途从美国的西雅图市开始,自2016年7月至今,这对情侣开着露营车在8个月里共行驶了1.5万英里(约2万千米)的路程。加布里埃拉说:“我们一直想一起出去旅游。2015年我们去了巴黎,在那儿租了一辆车,来了一次环岛之行。这种自由的旅行让我们感觉很享受,于是我们决定买一辆自己的车,去探索美洲大陆。”

桑德罗曾是一名社会学家,而加布里埃拉则是一名记者。忙碌的生活和工作的压力,让这对情侣对自由更加向往。现在,两人停留在墨西哥的尤卡坦半岛。“这样的生活简直太令人期待和兴奋了!每一天都是全新的,做出这样的选择真是太明智了。”加布里埃拉说,“最棒的是,我们有足够的自由去做自己想做的事。我们可以尽情地阅读、学习、游玩,因为我们有充足的时间来干这些事。”

这对情侣还称在旅途中结识了不少朋友。不论是当地人还是其他游客们,都为他们的旅途增添了不少亮色,让他们的视野更加开阔。在此次旅行中,这对情侣还拍了不少独具特色的照片,有加布里埃拉做瑜伽的、冲凉的、弹吉他的照片,也有搞怪、温馨、甜蜜的情侣照。

墨西哥的热情吸引了这对情侣,让他们留恋不舍。“我们很喜欢这儿,都舍不得走了。不过世界之大,有太多的新事物等待着我们去探索。”桑德罗说道。这对情侣还鼓励其他怀有旅行梦的朋友们要勇敢追梦,“很多人都想来一次自由的旅行,但他们总有各种各样的理由说服自己这是不可能实现的。我们会告诉他们,只要你想,一切都有可能。”

 

One couple have revealed how they quit their day jobs for the trip of a lifetime in their 1988 Volkswagen T3 Syncro van called Luz.

Sandro Alvarez, 37, from Zürich, Switzerland and Gabriella Hummel, 26, from Vaduz, Liechtenstein are enjoying life on the road as they travel through The Americas.

The couple had their vab shipped all the way from Belgium to Seattle, where their adventure started.

The couple have captured envy-inducing photos of their epic trip including Gabriella, who is also a yoga teacher, practicing early morning yoga on the beach in Zipolite, Mexico with a feline friend and Sandro taking to the driver’s seat.

In other breath-taking photos, the couple can be seen keeping up with the van’s maintenance with Sandro reading up on the van’s engine and Gabriella cleaning the solar panels.

So far, the couple have clocked up 15,000 miles in eight months since hitting the road in July 2016 and are currently in Chetumal, Mexico.

Gabriella said: ‘We always wanted to go traveling together, two years ago we went to Bali and rented a van there to drive around the island.

‘We loved the independence that comes with this style of traveling so we decided to buy our own van and discover the American continent in it.

‘We started in Seattle and drove to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico in eight months, in between there were many stops and detours.’

Gabriella who used to work as a journalist while Sandro is a former sociologist now enjoy a much calmer way of life.

She continued: ‘We went to the Burning Man Festival in Nevada, Gabriella did an Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in Baja California for a month.

‘We rented an apartment in Mexico City for a couple of weeks and almost stayed in Zipolite on the Oaxacan Coast in Mexico forever.

‘It’s exciting because every day is different and it’s our own responsibility to make the best out of it.

‘The best thing is that we’re absolutely free to decide what we want to do, we have the time for everything and we take it, we’re reading and learning a lot because we can.

‘If we like a place, we stay as long as we want and make it our temporal home which is beautiful.’

The couple say that they have enjoyed meeting plenty of new friends along the way.

Gabriella added: ‘The absolute best thing of all is the people, the locals and the other travellers we meet – that’s what really makes this experience heart and mind opening.’

The couple say that there are two types of days on the road, driving days and non-driving days. They also say that the van does not feel as small a space as it is.