With the Marco Polo to Switzerland

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Some of you might already know Sarah, because she was already on the road with one of our Bullis this year. In November 2021, she and a friend went on their next adventure with our Marco Polo to Switzerland. In our interview she gives you great tips for the perfect camper photo and tells you about the advantages of the two vans.

If you want to learn more about Sarah or check out her photos, feel free to check out her Instagram profile: @sarah_piel

Enjoy reading the interview!

Mit dem Camper in die Schweiz
1. Where did your tour with our van go and why?

Our tour went to Switzerland to the Bernese Oberland and Appenzell and started with a short stop at Plansee in Austria. We had always wanted to go hiking in Switzerland so it was a perfect fit for a van trip.

2. You were on the road with our VW Bulli and our Marco Polo? What differences do they have and what do you like best about the two models?

For us, the VW Bulli seemed a little more spacious. The table and folding chairs were stowed in the tailgate and not in the trunk like the Marco Polo. In addition, we were on the road with the VW Bulli in early summer and could use the roof tent as a place to sleep. We especially liked the fact that we could open the roof tent and still have a wonderful view of nature. This was unfortunately not possible with the Marco Polo.

The Marco Polo, our Barbara, but has fully convinced with its equipment. This is very high quality and through the driving assistance system, driving, even through the switchbacks, was a lot of fun and you felt safe. With the integrated heating, we did not get cold at night even in sub-zero temperatures and it was always cozy and warm.

Campen in der Schweiz
3. What tips do you have for camping in the fall?

Definitely the right equipment including warm clothes and headlamp. It's also best to sleep downstairs, it was already too chilly upstairs in the roof tent. Another tip - check the opening hours of the campsites. Many have already closed at this time of year. Here, the park4night app has also helped us a lot and, in the case of closed campsites, recommended good parking places to stay overnight.

4. What should you as a photographer take with you on a camping trip?

Different lenses for different scenarios. On a road trip you never know where the trip will go, because you are so spontaneous and fleixibel. Therefore, the right lens must be there in any case. And of course, the charging cable must not be missing.

Campen in der Schweiz
5. What is your tip for a successful camper photo?

A successful camper photo is taken in the morning at sunrise or in the evening at sunset. Here the light conditions are the best. But even in rainy weather you can capture very good "moody looks" and make pictures of cloudy sky or mountains.

6. What do you like most about camping?

Definitely the flexibility and the closeness to nature. Our plan was actually to make a stop in Engadin. After a short phone call with the campsite and the info of half a meter of fresh snow, we changed our route and ended up in Appenzell. Waking up in the morning with mountain scenery is indescribable.

Aufwachen im Camper

Thank you both for the great pictures and impressions of your trip! We are looking forward to more adventures with you and our campers!

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