Finally I feel like I arrived somewhere! These past weeks of traveling have been quite the hurdle - not as much as last year but still: Uncertainties and many dissonances along the way. We found amazing places in Albania traveling the coast but I never really felt like I arrived somewhere. Meeting interesting travelers but none of them really came into full resonance with me so far - until yesterday!
We arrived in a beautiful location down Southern Albania near the place where a Rainbow Gathering will be held for the next two weeks or so still. And ever since my lady and I arrived in this little cove we met amazing people, have a beautiful beach right in front of our van doors and everything is just right. The picture above is hopelessly twisted so you cann see the laptop and the beach just outside the van doors ;)
I feel I'm really not picky, but traveling in a van does bring with it certain requirements for a place to feel welcoming and to qualify for a stay longer than one or two days:
"unbusy" environment without much noise, construction work and passing cars - Check!
sunshine onto the solar roof for power needs of the laptop + cooling winds that keep the car from turning into an oven - Check!
peeing options available (nature places away but near the parking spot) - Check!
INTERNET SIGNAL from a nearby cell tower - Check!
beach with crystal clear waters and lots of open space to not feel crammed in with other van crews - optional but still - Check!
I couldn't ask for more.
Bringing all these things in line can be challenging but we finally found that place and my soul is rejoycing! I feel like I want to sleep these past weeks off and then get back into full work mode. Sure I want to visit the rainbow gathering, amazng people pass by our camping spot every day on the way to the gathering, people I really only know from rainbows and psy festivals. I miss the music, the main floor and the festivals, but these people are just as kind and heartwarming.
And so, I feel this is the perfect spot to go catch up on some much needed Hive care, getting back into the crypto charts, preparing the next projects and most of all: MAKE SOME MUSIC ON THE LAPTOP! It's been ages and I really long for some days of uninterrupted free-flowing devotion to making a new track I enjoy. I have everything with me and the scenery couldn't be more inspiring.
Then take a few days off again and go meet the rainbows at the gathering before we head back North to Tirana to meet some psy crews and prepare for the psy party that will happen here mid october.
All in all: I feel really grateful! Thank you universe for allowing me this breather and for giving us this place that already feels like a breath of fresh air with a cozy quality of peace and spiritual resonance.
It's just priceless when the sometimes tedious travel van-life turns turns into a beautiful culmination of all the right factors. It's a lifestyle really worth the downs that come up along the way! <3