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Sometimes, all you need is to find your roots. Climb a tree and pause. This amazing Tamaris sits as the Queen guarding her land in the midst of the desert.
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Photo: Ingrid Pullar Photographe
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Sometimes, all you need is to find your roots. Climb a tree and pause. This amazing Tamaris sits as the Queen guarding her land in the midst of the desert.
Live to Love the Road.

Photo: Ingrid Pullar Photographe
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5 days ago

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When you buy the fair trade carpet made and sold with love. Thank you Family Ait Iquen. Slow and fair trade shopping at its best.
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6 days ago

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Magic. Peace.
Sahara, my love, I love you.
Photo: Philippa Dunderfelt
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Magic. Peace.
Sahara, my love, I love you.
Photo: Philippa Dunderfelt
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1 week ago

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Women in kaftans simply have more fun. (Even wearing one inside out);).

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1 week ago

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When music unites you and life happens without borders.
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1 week ago

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Two worlds and generations meet in laughter and a conversation on the street in Tangier medina back on 2014. They found their own language and lots of laughter. The old woman spoke Arabic and Maj Swedish. Proud of both these ladies and simply smiling because our world is wonderful.
Photo: Victoria Ahlén

Two worlds and generations meet in laughter and a conversation on the street in Tangier medina back on 2014. They found their own language and lots of laughter. The old woman spoke Arabic and Maj Swedish. Proud of both these ladies and simply smiling because our world is wonderful.
Photo: Victoria Ahlén
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1 week ago

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Happy Sunday! Live to Love the Road wherever you are. 

Photo: Nomadic essentials, Annakarin Sjoberg
#vanlife #morocco #vilostrada

Happy Sunday! Live to Love the Road wherever you are.

Photo: Nomadic essentials, Annakarin Sjoberg
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2 weeks ago

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To all the women of the world, this is our day and our time to be united for the good of our world. We shine bright together. Live to Live the Road sisters!

To all the women that crossed my path this year and filled my heart with joy and peace, I simply want to say “Namaste” and love.
/ Victoria

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2 weeks ago

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Good evening from a favourite spot on this planet 😉. Live to Love the Road.
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3 weeks ago

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When our great Vilostrada Foundation team climb Erg Lihudie and we together promise to make dreams come true for the children’s future in this area. That is happiness. Marhaba/Welcome to join us! #tanmirt ... See MoreSee Less

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Go chase the feeling of dancing each morning

Radio interview with Victoria Ahlén, Vilostrada, on Swedish station P4 Halland April 26, 2017, by Evelina Myrbäck, play forward to 1:02:30. English translation to Swedish article on SR P4 Halland interviewing Victoria Ahlén, Vilostrada: The Ahlén Family sold the house in… Continue Reading →

Culture of the Nomad about to perish

Article published in German in Neues Deutschland  Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 Spanish/Swedish relief organisation supports inhabitants in the Moroccan, Sahara Behind the mighty Atlas Mountains in the Sahara live the poorest of the poor of Morocco. Relief organisation Vilostrada Foundation… Continue Reading →

Shoes to bring smiles to Sahara

Tuda 4 years smiles with her whole body. She looks with big happy eyes when Maj, our daughter 8 years, walks towards her with a shoebox, wool socks and a yellow teddy bear. The smile creates a ripple effect through… Continue Reading →

Wisehug from Wisehub

“Row 19, please keep up the good job and keep distrupting with your happiness and laughter, thank you for making this overseas flight such an enjoyable one for all of us.” Could you imagine if this was the ordinary comment… Continue Reading →

A Tagine workshop grants insight look into Moroccan cuisine

SUR – German edition Thursday, September 15th 2016 by Marlene Wörner, translated by Alex Vogt Victoria and Joakim Ahlén launched a non-profit education project in the desert. Parts of their profits benefit Moroccan kids. FRIGILIANA. ‘Live to love the road’, which in… Continue Reading →

How the nomad cross led us to Sahara

One of my many days in Chefchaouen our first year, I was in Said Rincon’s store. My eyes caught a beautiful piece of jewelry. This piece became a great friend and a treasure I wear many of my days. This was… Continue Reading →

Growing support for Common Ground

Our new desert project Common Ground Tanmirt launched April 6 and is slowly finding its course. We see spring in the air and happily welcome new partners to our network. All people and organisations who like us believe in all… Continue Reading →

Art makes people happy

On Monday January 19 our Common Ground Art project, #commongroundart, launched. Our daughter Maj, 7 years, is the boss with great help from her mentor Mohamed Raiss El Fenni at Volubilis Art Gallery in Tanger, Morocco. Contributions from all over… Continue Reading →

God Jul – our 2015 Vilostrada road

Vilostrada is our dream of a lifestyle where we live to love the road. We sum up an adventurous 2015 on the roller coaster that is Vilostrada and also our life: VIVA Proudly Vilostrada teamed up with Estifeda for the Common Ground… Continue Reading →

All you do is begin

Article by Jennie Rhodes, published in SUR English 20151120 Vilostrada, which means Viva (Live), Love and Strada (Road), calls itself a lifestyle brand. The family that run it call it the “mothership” that fuels the community building project, Common Ground. They… Continue Reading →

En Sueco writes about Vilostrada

Today, Sara Laine at En Sueco – a magazine on Costa del Sol, Spain writes about our story, published in the November issue pages 36-37. Since the story is in Swedish, we wanted to translate the story here for you. Photos are taken… Continue Reading →

Connectivity

We aim to connect the Akerate School with the world directly in the beginning of November 2014. Connect with us: 1) Schedule a Skype Classroom meeting with Victoria Ahlén, founder and project manager. She will share her stories of the world… Continue Reading →

Inspire and be inspired

“I look forward to inspire and be inspired, meeting new people in another culture”, says Åsa Holmén founder of åh! Betong och Återbruksdesign. Her company started in February 2014 after leaving another career behind. She now follows her passion and designs, produces… Continue Reading →

A Skype call or magic?

Full published article in Internetworld – Ett Skype-samtal eller magi? I am surrounded by boisterous, happy school children, 60 Moroccan children in the countryside of northern Morocco. A girl named Yasmine, 7 years old, smiles and giggles with her classmates. She… Continue Reading →

The Link to a Sustainable Future

My last evening in Dardara, I get invited to visit one of the families that live in village in Akerate. A small group of houses in the mountains off the beaten track with gorgeous views of the hills and Chefchaouen… Continue Reading →

Pontos encourages understanding of other cultures

In the Akerate School Project, we plan to share our knowledge of mobile learning with the the school and connect them with the world. We can learn from each other. 
Understanding each other’s cultures is enabling peace. Two weeks ago I… Continue Reading →

I wonder what games they play in Akerate?

Maj, 5 years: “The children just had a roof on their school. It was fun to meet them. They boy who received the gum boots was happy. I got a warm feeling in my heart. The children did not have… Continue Reading →

Akerate Victor

Victoria Ahlen is one of the founders and the driving force behind Vilostrada. Her name deriving from the Roman goddess of victory, reveals that she is as close to an earthly half-god you can get. In her previous commitment she´s… Continue Reading →

Hard working women

Today I give all my love to each hard working woman waking up at 4 am to start the fire and prepare breakfast for her family. I salute the woman who works all day in the field with a pickax…. Continue Reading →

Who ever gives, receives

This January Wictoria Ostrelius came with me to Dardara, Chefchaouen in Morocco. During the spring we keep a secret collaboration project cooking. You will soon know more here on the Vilostrada blog. “To create and at the same time enable the… Continue Reading →

Jasmine – connecting to a global community of women

We look to the future on Women’s Day. In our hearts we go to work each day for our children, the children of the world. Since we met Jasmine, 7 years old, and the other 60 students in Akerate in… Continue Reading →

Our future. Our reason – sustainability – VILOSTRADA

VI – vive la vie. Live your life and make the most out of it. #viva LO – love. The meaning of life. Love yourself. Love the world. Love others. STRADA – road. A road for us means adventure. A… Continue Reading →

Akerate – meet the future of Morocco

Now we launch a collaboration program where worlds meet and education is key. The future of Morocco will close in on the world. We dream of a sustainable solution where Vilostrada and friends act as the spark and enablers. We dream… Continue Reading →

Dare to follow a dream

Two months since we left Sweden to come live by the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea.  A few things I have learned while working with Vilostrada: slow down – things take their time when you do something you love with… Continue Reading →

Catering at Finca Carina

Late Saturday evening in the end of September a Yoga-group arrives at Finca Carina. Vilostrada lanterns, a mix of mint and BBQ fish in the air and Moroccan tunes help welcome them to a week of mindfulness.   Breakfast including fresh pineapple… Continue Reading →

A new lifestyle brand is born

August 24 we left Göteborg, Sweden for sunny Frigiliana in Spain. We decided to change our way of life and build a new life focusing on our dreams, more time with the children we love, and making this world a better… Continue Reading →

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