Travels in the Citroen duex chevaux

by Buster Bruce August. 24, 2019 200 views

I was 19 yrs old when my friend & I set out to travel around the world. In this series of decades old, select images; I focus on my little French mini van. I purchased my Citroen deux chevaux in Amsterdam and drove it over 30,00km throughout Europe. I sold it in Athens a year later for a small profit.

This darling little van served as our hotel- we washed clothes in it, slept in it, ate meals in it, made friends in it, loved it!

Romania

Romania

Children of Napoli Italy

Children of Napoli Italy

Scottish Highlands

Scottish Highlands

Somewhere in France- half naked boy edited out

Somewhere in France- half naked boy edited out

Washing machine on top, everything else self evident

Washing machine on top, everything else self evident

Travel buddy waking up after a cold night sleep on the Mediterranean coast

Travel buddy waking up after a cold night sleep on the Mediterranean coast

East Germany- some farmer field

East Germany- some farmer field

Our hotel for 1 year

Our hotel for 1 year

Scotland with a humble hippy

Scotland with a humble hippy

Features of this little van:

  • the seats could be removed and served as camping chairs around camp fires
  • on top of the roof you will see a wooden door from a house. It was pulled inside on cold nights and served as a bunk bed. Otherwise one of us would sleep on it outside
  • it had a lucky horse shoe on the passenger door. It worked!
  • gas mileage was fantastic
  • we carried a large 30 gal plastic trash can with us and filled it with soap, water and our dirty clothes. The sloshing action cleaned em up!
  • it was so ugly it attracted attention and we made dozens of friends as we traveled.
  • Her name was Klovey- a shortened version of a street in Amsterdam where she was purchased.

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Marsha 1 month, 3 weeks ago

What a trip! You were truly living the life during that time. So wonderful that you have those amazing shots to accompany your many memories.

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Buster Bruce Replied to Marsha 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thank you Marsha. Life changing for me. Life wasn't about things in those days!

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Camellia Staab 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I loved this post!!!! Even without your commentary, each and every photo spoke for itself. So amazing to think back at all the strange and somewhat (at today's standards) strange things we all have done in our youths. Btw the split toning in #1 really makes the photo stand out. Thank you for sharing this post, put a huge smile on my face.

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Antonio Gil 1 month, 3 weeks ago

This post makes me go back to my youth years when I travelled around Europe by train for a month (did it twice) sleeping wherever we could like you did here. Thank you so much for sharing these. GOOD OLD TIMES. Even the backpacks are similar smile

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Buster Bruce Replied to Antonio Gil 1 month, 3 weeks ago

My pleasure good friend. Thank goodness we had cameras back then! 😊

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Ann Kennedy 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Nice memories hey grinning You brought a smile to my dial.

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Buster Bruce Replied to Ann Kennedy 1 month, 3 weeks ago

If one person gets a smile I'm happy. Thanks Ann.

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Russell Smith 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Such a cool experience and I am sure there are many great memories to go with it.

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Buster Bruce Replied to Russell Smith 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thanks Russell. So many memories I'd put people to sleep!

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Lynn F Medley 1 month, 3 weeks ago

How cool! Lasting memories I imagine and love these images !

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Buster Bruce Replied to Lynn F Medley 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thanks Lynn. Not the best images but memories yes!

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Jay Boggess 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Every young man's dream adventure! 
Thanks for sharing!smile+1

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Buster Bruce Replied to Jay Boggess 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thanks Jay

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Berckmans Peter 1 month, 3 weeks ago

They are great litle cars

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