If you follow our YouTube Channel then you may have noticed we have not published many camper-van travel videos this year because of the lockdown in Kuala Lumpur that began in January 2021. Interstate borders have remained closed since then and travel restrictions are still on going as the lockdown continue within many states of Malaysia. We have had to get creative about what to publish without travelling. In our latest video we share 7 reasons why we bought Mama Bear – a Toyota Hiace van that required extensive cosmetic work. We hope you enjoy the video.
Published by 24 Hour Travellers
I am Sam and my life partner is Rene, we created 24 Hour Travellers in 2017 to document and share stories of our alternative lifestyle. I was a film director/photographer, Rene was a music composer/musician and we both worked in advertising for over 20 years. We were living a consumerism lifestyle that was draining us mentally and physically but we didn't know it. One day, when I was at my lowest point, I asked Rene a question: "If I were to die tomorrow, what would you do for the rest of your life?" His reply was what changed our lives forever, he said "I would pack up my guitar, leave everything behind and travel." That was when we decided to simplify our lives. We began downsizing our commitments in order to be free from debt. We also set ourselves an adventurous goal which was to drive to the UK by land in a camper van. We then searched the local market for a camper van and found out Malaysia didn't have any options. This started the ball rolling for us, we began a DIY camper van build and made videos of it for YouTube Channel. Once our tiny camper van was ready, we drove it from KL to Chiang Mai and since then, we have built another which is suppose to be the camper van we drive to the UK. Sadly, the pandemic has altered our plans. With international borders closed and no end in sight, we want to explore life living on a sailboat (with our pets) and learn to sail around Malaysia. We are complete newbies in sailing and have a lot to learn. This will be the next exciting phase and we hope to share it with you. View all posts by 24 Hour Travellers