We have been in El Salvador for almost 2 weeks, it's a beautiful country, and we are taking the most advantage of parking by the beach, surf every day and hang out with new friends. Parked at El Tunco we met some travelers from the Netherlands, a family of three: Steven, Diana and Isa who have been traveling for almost 5 years in their VW bus, and Marnix and Martjin, who are two young filmmakers also traveling in a VW bus while filming a documentary about alternative ways of living. Becoming friends was inevitable as we move into the neighborhood and it was like living all together like a big happy family.
Steven and Diana had their baby Isa in Mexico, she was conceived and born into van life, her parents are always around. Diana says that the best part of raising their child on the road is the time they get to spend together, which is priceless. What we gathered from spending some time with them is that Isa is a very happy little girl, she is learning Dutch, English and Spanish as she grows up, and she is getting what none of us had, full time with her parents, which is probably why she is so happy. Their van carries just the basics, Isa has only a few toys but the joy in her short life comes from simple things as going swimming in the ocean, in the pool, in the bucket, or just exploring around the campsite naked. They have managed to live and work from their bus full time, while also raising a child, and that's an inspiration for us. If you want to learn more about their adventures check out their page http://www.digitalnomadz.nl/
Marnix and Martjin are in the search of answers, and that's probably why they are in this journey, gathering stories and material for the documentary they are filming, 'Behind the Horizon'. We met them and instantly became friends, they are open hearted, and open minded. They thought we would be great as part of their documentary so we answered some of their questions and shared with them some of our thoughts about life. They will be traveling for some more time before going back to Netherlands to start the editing and post-production process. If you want to learn more about their project make sure to stop by their site http://achterdehorizonfilm.nl/en/#crowdfund
We parted ways, these guys are traveling faster than we are, or maybe we just travel pretty slow but that's OK cause we only said till next time, we shall cross paths again. We hope their project comes alive soon and inspires more people out there to follow their dreams of freedom!
Meanwhile check Episode #5 of the entries about how 'Behind the Horizon' is going, where you get a little taste of what we were able to share with Marnix and Martjin! Let us know if you like it!