A trip across the pond


Take a detour. Discover small towns and friendly faces that don’t grow along the highway.”                                                                        ― Khang Kijarro Nguyen

We’re off to check out Tulák and bring him home. Tulák – that’s what we’ve named the mog. It’s Czech for “wanderer” or “vagabond”.

We fly to London, England and then it’s a 5-hour train trip to the small village of Bentham and the Atkinson Vos workshop.

Atkinson Vos    Bentham





Laddie has been studying the Unimog Owner’s Handbook and is taking shop coveralls. He plans on getting dirty.


Following a week of getting to know the mog, Tulák is scheduled to be shipped RORO (roll on roll off) to the port of Halifax. After a fling in the Canary Islands we’ll fly from London to Halifax.

Hopefully Tulák will clear Canadian Customs without any hiccups so we can begin the long, slow journey home – a distance of 5,230 kilometers. With luck Mother Nature cooperates and the last of winter won’t be too brutal for crossing the Canadian Shield.

“n’allez pas trop vite”

 “An advantage of not going by too fast is that the world has a chance of becoming more interesting in the process.”

―  Alain de Botton, How Proust can change your life

P.S. Another Czech mate – Ondřej Sekora the artist who created “Ferda Mravenec”  – Fred the Ant and “Beruška” – Betsy graces our blog.


Author: Tulák

Curious – what’s around the next corner? Wandering, searching to find, where do I belong? Between the old and new world. Always looking for an adventure.

8 thoughts on “A trip across the pond”

  1. Keep sending updates! That way you have left a trail so we can find you if mishaps fall your way. Hopefully those will be at a minimum. Looking forward to hearing how it all goes.


  2. My wife and I also just purchased a Unimog and are building it into an Overlander. We have a 1980 406 that we are installing a camper onto. We are in Surrey, BC. Where are you guys? I’d love to see some interior pictures of the camper.


    1. Where did you purchase your mog? I sent another e-mail explaining that our ambulance box is just being prepared to begin the transformation.
      Follow us and you’ll see photos of the process.


  3. Same. I bought my 1300l doka mog over the net from Germany. Shipped roro to Halifax and drove to Duncan BC where I transformed it into a camper.


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