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Podcast interview with “Över Ytan” in Swedish (April 2019) with Victoria Ahlén

“Vi lägger upp ett extra avsnitt med Victoria Ahlén som vågade följa sitt hjärta. Hon lämnade Sverige för Sahara tillsammans med sin familj där hon startade Vilostrada Foundation som hjälper barn att våga drömma & tro på en framtid. Häng med & låt dig inspireras.”

“I’m exactly where I need to be, and I wish that people could just hold my hands for ten seconds and feel the happiness that I carry within me now. And that’s amazing. I have found peace.” – Victoria Ahlén

Victoria Ahlén featured as the first story on the community site Connected Sisters premiere on January 1, 2019.

Victoria Ahlén, Vilostrada Foundation, interviewed about Making the Sahara green and clean on October 23 in Tagounite. SUR Deutsche Ausgabe 20181101 by Marlene Wörner.

Lucas Ahlén interviewed in April, 2018 issue of Kamratposten, Sweden.

“They move into the Saraha – to live in a tent in the desert” – Swedish Radio P4 Halland interview us on Dec 19, 2018 about the Tanmirt Expedition.

Listen to our live interview in Swedish if you click the above link. We also made a YouTube-film here in English:

Tanger – berättelsernas stad, Victoria and Joakim Ahlén share a travel story in En Sueco November 2017, page 30-31

The Directory Axarquia November 2017. Writer Victoria Ahlén, page 12

The Directory Axarquia October 2017. Writer Victoria Ahlén

The Directory Axarquia September 2017. Writer Victoria Ahlén

The Directory Axarquia August 2017. Writer Victoria Ahlén, page 14

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The Directory Axarquia, July 2017. Writer Victoria Ahlén

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The Directory Axarquia, June 2017, Writer Victoria Ahlén, page 10

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Life stories by Ian Rutter featuring Vilostrada on Talk Radio Europe, Sunday 14, 1-2 pm CET, 2017.
Go to the link 7 day replay and find above time slot. Happy Listening!

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The Directory Axarquia, May 2017, writer Victoria Ahlén, page 20.

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“Family left Halland (Sweden) for the adventure”: Radio interview with Victoria Ahlén, Vilostrada, on Swedish station P4 Halland April 26, 2017, by Evelina Myrbäck, play forward to 1:02:30.
And the clip 4 min 37 sec

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Jag lever mitt liv som att det är en dans. I mitt hjärta sjunger det! När man gör något som man verkligen brinner för då vaknar man upp på morgonen och bara dansar, oavsett om det regnar eller solen skiner. Och den känslan, mina vänner, bara ut och jaga den.
I live my life dancing, my heart sings. When you live your life passionately then you wake up in the mornings and simply dance, not matter rain or sunshine. And that feeling my friends, go out and chase it!

The Directory Axarquia, April 2017, writer Victoria Ahlén


Die Nomaden sind Meister der Improvisation by Luis Wagner in Welt March 25, 2017

The Nomads are masters in improvisating translation of original article to English by Alexander Vogt.


The Directory Axarquia, March 2017, writer Victoria Ahlén


“Sneakers for the desert” /Turnschuhe für die Wüste by Luise Wagner in Costa Nachrichten February 3, 2017

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The Directory Axarquia, February 2017, writer Victoria Ahlén

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SUR English, January 2017, writer Jennie Rhodes. 

“We want to teach our children that Christmas is about giving and being together,” says founder Victoria Ahlén

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En Sueco, February 2017: Skolprojekt – skor och solpaneler skapar framtidstro, page 26-27
(Shoes and solarpanels, here is the article translated into English)

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January 24, 2017: Neues Deutschland: Die nomadische Kultur geht gerade unter/Nomad culture about to perish
by Luise Wagner
Article in English here “Culture of the nomad about to perish>>
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January 21, 2017: Newsgreen: Sahara-Nomaden: Fußballschuhe für Barfußkicker/ Sahara nomads: football boots for barefoot kickers by Luise Wagner 

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German SUR writes an article:A tagine workshop grants insight look into Moroccan cuisine


Lucas and Victoria Ahlén share their story: Sahara – Tack – Tanmirt on pages 37-38 in June 2016 issue of En Sueco

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German SUR May, 2016 about our photo exhibit i Torre del Mar May 13 – June 10:
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English SUR on May 13, page 36

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Here is an article in the magazine En Sueco and we translated our story into English for you here.

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SUR English also wrote about us. Here is the article All you have to do is begin written by Jennie Rhodes.

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