- Posted December 27, 2012 by
Raymond Island, Australia
This iReport is part of an assignment:
VW camper van memories
VW Living 1971-1973
We frequently picked up hitch hikers from all over the world who shared meals and expenses. We were towed into Athens and ended up with $50 and a fixed bus when we met a Canadian couple on a beach. I gave them my résumé and ended up working on a traffic study of Athens making $800 a month. It was rags to riches for nine months.
We left our bus and traveled to Israel where we worked on Kibutz Ginisar on the Sea of Galalee for three months before touring Israel for another month. After a few months on the Greek islands we returned to Athens to sell our bus.
We then flew to Melbourne Australia where my girlfriend got a job with Qantas. A week before our holiday we were married so I could travel for free. It was an economic merger that still provides joy.