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Unexpectedness: How We Began Our Westy Adventures

By on January 24, 2014

I realize you need an introduction to us. Who we are, what we’re doing and how we became digital nomads.

I’m originally from Montana, and I’d lived in Europe for the better part of 11 years. Armando’s from Milan, and he’d lived for ages in Sophia, Bulgaria.

We met a couple of years ago in Brno and stayed in contact. And then, just a few months ago, I got a text to look out of my window.

I went out on my balcony and there he was. Standing in my street, grinning up at me.

Long story short, within months we’d made several decisions: we wanted to travel. We wanted to pursue our artistic dreams*, and both of us craved new influences and people to inspire us.

It was Armando that came up with the idea of a van to live and travel in, and a short time later he had our beautiful turquoise mini-van we call Mork.

He was doing chalk drawings in both Brno and Prague at the time, and doing a bit of traveling himself- when he became fascinated with the idea of ‘permanent street art.’

I’ve been writing articles online, with the intention of publishing my own writings. He’s been 1st AD on an Italian film here in Sophia, and is working on his ‘Moneypoly’ project. I’ll go into depth later, this is a simple summary. Of sorts. Ha.

We plan on building up our individual projects (writing aspects for me, developing his artistic pieces) while traveling where ever the muse and interest take us.

This blog is about our travels in a van. Our art. Our work. Who we meet. What we experience. In all of its gore and glory. And we hope you enjoy coming along our adventures with us.

Westfalia Digital Nomads,

Armando Costantino & Mel Candea

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