I was born and raised in Sweden. Already at the age of 12 I heard from a family friend at the dinner table who had been inter-railing (travelling by train in Europe) stories about his travels. That´s when I made up my mind, I also want to be able to tell stories from travels abroad. But I had to wait until I was 18 before I could travel on my own!
However, when I was 17, I couldn’t wait any longer, so I went out inter railing in Europe for a month with a friend. Back in school I took language courses to be able to work abroad as a travelling salesman. That was my idea, to work and earn money at the same time as travelling.
After school I had to do military service in Sweden, that led me to do UN-service in Bosnia for 7 months. During this time, I booked a tour with the Pink Caravan, a Swedish overland company. For two months I was travelling with them in Africa and realized that this was the best I have ever done. I applied to work for the company, it took me more than a year to get the job and ever since then I´ve been working for the same company. I was on the road driving this overland bus for 10 years and now I´ve been in the office for 12 years.
When my tours with the company ended I continued travelling on my own, overland. I was travelling 10 months a year for almost 10 years. It took me 25 years to visit all the countries in the world. I visited them all overland except for some islands.