Day 42+21 weeks: Hamburg - Braunschweig

Alright, we are almost there! 145 days after leaving behind my C-Trek in Kashgar I was allowed to drive it again, even if only for a short time. So it is here in Braunschweig since today, after 4.800 km on trucks through China and around 11.000 miles as container freight around the world. Still, the engine started like nothing had happened. Even unloading from the container worked fine — but I have to admit that reversing out of a narrow 20 foot container onto the flatbed of a towing truck is a slightly scary feeling…

Now everything is about receiving the customs release later this week before I can drive it off the freight yard. Even my car insurance is ready so that I’m allowed to drive around still with the Chinese numberplate so I can finally take the real finishing photo during a visit in Freiburg. Next challenge, later this year: Getting an individual technical approval for the car so that I can register it actually with a Germany numberplate…

Thank you so much to everyone who helped making this possible — there were enough points in time where I didn’t believe this actually could work out…

Jan Martin