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6 days ago

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When you sit still and let the path of life unfold in your heart. 
Dear Frigiliana, you gave me and the family all we could ever dream of moving to and living in a Mediterranean/Andalucian village. I carry each park, fiesta, cafe con leche, smiling neighbor and mountain top in my heart forever. 

Live to Love the Road.

When you sit still and let the path of life unfold in your heart.
Dear Frigiliana, you gave me and the family all we could ever dream of moving to and living in a Mediterranean/Andalucian village. I carry each park, fiesta, cafe con leche, smiling neighbor and mountain top in my heart forever.

Live to Love the Road.
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You're round our neck of the woods now! 😊

1 week ago

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2 weeks ago

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Our handmade tiles from Tangier in an almost finished bathroom in Göteborg, Sweden. Happy to see the finished result. Enjoy your new space.Image attachment

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2 weeks ago

Vilostrada

Hello Sweden. This summer we meet again as I return ready to take on new challenges and develop business with you. Thanks to Founder’s Loft who let me inspire and share wisdom to more than 10 new companies that stand ready to conquer the world eager to sell more and develop their dream projects. We were supposed to meet in person in April, but a Zoom lunch had to become the substitute.You impressed me with your clarity and ingenuity in your online channels. Stand tall and take a bow. In my years abroad, I have really missed the power of action, meeting management and the wealth of innovation that Sweden possesses. In so many meetings over the last 7 years, I have been a voluntary Swedish ambassador abroad for these qualities, now I join the home team once more.

Live to Love the Road.
www.vilostrada.com/victoria/global-passionista-heads-north/ (English)
www.linkedin.com/pulse/global-passionista-g%C3%B6r-%C3%A5tert%C3%A5g-till-norr-victoria-ahl%C3%A9n/ (Swedish)

#innovation #sweden #global
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3 weeks ago

Vilostrada
By sunset the herd of goats return to the Nomad settlement for shelter for the night. The baby goats reunite with their mamas. The bread is in the making over fire oven, tagine or gamila sizzling on the gas or charcoal. We sit around the fire and share a tea. Life slows down. Together under the starlit sky. Peace. 
Ramadan Mubarak dear friends and enjoy the festivities coming this week. 

#livetolovetheroad #vilostrada

By sunset the herd of goats return to the Nomad settlement for shelter for the night. The baby goats reunite with their mamas. The bread is in the making over fire oven, tagine or gamila sizzling on the gas or charcoal. We sit around the fire and share a tea. Life slows down. Together under the starlit sky. Peace.
Ramadan Mubarak dear friends and enjoy the festivities coming this week.

#livetolovetheroad #vilostrada
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3 weeks ago

Vilostrada
I asked my talented daughter Maj to interpret into art ”Live to Love the Road”. 
What is your definition, thoughts on the sentence? I need your input for the book with the same title. 

#vilostrada #livetolovetheroad

I asked my talented daughter Maj to interpret into art ”Live to Love the Road”.
What is your definition, thoughts on the sentence? I need your input for the book with the same title.

#vilostrada #livetolovetheroad
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It's not the goal, it's the journey🤗

3 weeks ago

Vilostrada
The road ahead demands change. This is my definition. What is yours?

Change is looking for the road forward. To change is to follow that road and allow whatever happens to take place. To meet all new challenges with a smile and open mind, knowing that first impression is not always the correct one and most likely spent from an emotional version that may not reflect the reality. Change is powerful and keeps us and me alive. I thrive in this environment and see it as an adventure. This time, change came where I never in a million years would have seen it coming. Change, right now, kicked me in the stomach hard and floored me. My willingness to survive made me realize that the only way change and I will be good friends again is if we collaborate. So let us do this. Together, we are stronger. 
Live to Love the Road.

#livetolovetheroad #vilostrada

The road ahead demands change. This is my definition. What is yours?

Change is looking for the road forward. To change is to follow that road and allow whatever happens to take place. To meet all new challenges with a smile and open mind, knowing that first impression is not always the correct one and most likely spent from an emotional version that may not reflect the reality. Change is powerful and keeps us and me alive. I thrive in this environment and see it as an adventure. This time, change came where I never in a million years would have seen it coming. Change, right now, kicked me in the stomach hard and floored me. My willingness to survive made me realize that the only way change and I will be good friends again is if we collaborate. So let us do this. Together, we are stronger.
Live to Love the Road.

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Deux oiseaux.

Un saludo a May del parte de Alejandro Grommen

Sötnosar***

3 weeks ago

Vilostrada
Follow the Rain. A few lines from the coming book, Live to Love the Road:

My heart knew, we had come to the end of a chapter, the beginning of a flood. The dam broke and all the water from the rain carried me with it along a hidden stream track, through broken mountains that had been smoothed by water and carried memories of life from times passed. The water carried strength and the end of a search. The rained and the flood cleared the sky.

https://www.vilostrada.com/victoria/follow-the-rain/
#livetolovetheroad #vilostrada

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Follow the Rain. A few lines from the coming book, Live to Love the Road:

"My heart knew, we had come to the end of a chapter, the beginning of a flood. The dam broke and all the water from the rain carried me with it along a hidden stream track, through broken mountains that had been smoothed by water and carried memories of life from times passed. The water carried strength and the end of a search. The rained and the flood cleared the sky."

www.vilostrada.com/victoria/follow-the-rain/
#livetolovetheroad #vilostrada

Photo: Joakim Ahlén - Photography
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3 weeks ago

Vilostrada
When I cannot kiss my favourite camels, I reached out to our Frigiliana lizzard during the daily allowed outside walk. Live to Love the Road. Staying sane and safe friends? 
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When I cannot kiss my favourite camels, I reached out to our Frigiliana lizzard during the daily allowed outside walk. Live to Love the Road. Staying sane and safe friends?
#lockdown
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1 month ago

Vilostrada
My love affair with Morocco began as a dream deep within my heart to be in a world where I could be me. My dreams and curiosity pulled me to head off to world adventure and finding new paths to follow behind each corner. Never really resting, always wanting to know what else there would be to discover.  All ready at age 7, I have my earliest memory of wanting to be an world explorer, a journalist bringing the tales from near and far. At age 14,  I ventured to a summer camp in England for three weeks of adventure. Here I am with my son all ready 15 and my daughter soon 12. The world is locked at the moment, but soon they will define their own dreams and set sail. I can only say. Live to Love the Road.

#lockdown #livetolovetheroad #vilostrada

My love affair with Morocco began as a dream deep within my heart to be in a world where I could be me. My dreams and curiosity pulled me to head off to world adventure and finding new paths to follow behind each corner. Never really resting, always wanting to know what else there would be to discover. All ready at age 7, I have my earliest memory of wanting to be an world explorer, a journalist bringing the tales from near and far. At age 14, I ventured to a summer camp in England for three weeks of adventure. Here I am with my son all ready 15 and my daughter soon 12. The world is locked at the moment, but soon they will define their own dreams and set sail. I can only say. Live to Love the Road.

#lockdown #livetolovetheroad #vilostrada
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Stay safe, take care to you all. Big hugs. Xxxxxx

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Follow the rain

From my diary and a section of the book “Live to Love the Road” in progress: Magical four days in the desert. In a place, we named Tanmirt. Tanmirt means thank you in Amazigh and also our ground. Your ground,… Continue Reading →

Travel advice for your trip to Morocco

Welcome and Marhaba to a country we call “home”. You are about to enter a magical world of kindness, color and artistic detail in every corner. Meet the Moroccans with kindness (as you should all) and you will be warmly… Continue Reading →

Connected Sisters

January 1, 2019, the site Connected Sisters premiered online to support and inspire women communities all around the world. One of the founders, Jodie Welton contacted me in December 2018 asking for an interview. With great honor, I accepted and… Continue Reading →

Imagine making an impact no one ever expected

For the next week, I represent Vilostrada and the Vilostrada Foundation as a guiding light for “Living to Love the Road” and “Giving back to the heart of humanity” to 70 delegates at the conference Wisehub. Together we will not… Continue Reading →

Why Vilostrada

During my last trip to Tanmirt, Sahara, in October, I took the opportunity to record this video for you from the heart of humanity. From my heart to yours. This is why we do Vilostrada. This is why I will… Continue Reading →

Lessons learnt – Live to Love the Road

In August 2013, we turned our world upside down. We embarked on a journey,  a one way flight to Malaga, Spain with eight bags of stuff. Lucas (8 yrs) and Maj (5 yrs) looked to me and Joakim with curiosity and maybe… Continue Reading →

1000 likes – 1000 and more Vilostrada hugs

From the first Vilostrada facebook page like back in August 2013,  where this photo will represent that happy day to…. …Our super friend, mega-fan and partner Fran Rajewski gave us a push yesterday September 25 encouraging her friends to like…… Continue Reading →

A Photograper’s Dream – Live to Love the Road

Live to Love the Road “With this exhibition, we want to show the beauty of Morocco but also show the joy in living a simple life. The rich colours and cultural diversity make Morocco the photographer’s dream,” says Joakim Ahlén,… Continue Reading →

Thank you – Tanmirt

by Victoria and Lucas Ahlén (this article will be published in Swedish in En Sueco in June 2016). In March I traveled with my son Lucas, 11 years, on an adventure with a goal to help the children in the desert… Continue Reading →

Outdoor life – Sierra Nevada

An hour away from home in Frigiliana, we arrive in Sierra Nevada. A ski resort with more than 100 slopes(on current trip 40 open). The slopes suit beginners and experts and the resort is well planned from arriving, parking underground,… Continue Reading →

Finding beauty on the road

You know routine, these things that fill our every day and most sigh loudly about? We changed ours drastically in August 2013, when we moved to Andalucia in Spain. We added more variety when we decided I would go to… Continue Reading →

The desert has no doors 

An old Berber saying would make my Christmas wish for peace and love true. A trip in on our Life to Love the Road Tour (#LTLTR) in southern Morocco with my husband Joakim. On Christmas Day our petite taxi awaits… 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 →

On the mountain top – where are you?

Good morning world from a Chefchaouen that welcomes us with blue, clear skies matching the color of the city set in the mountains in front of me. I sneak out after the morning prayers woke me up around 5.30 am…. 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 →

Common Ground meets “Sommarloventreprenörer”

Meeting young entrepreneurs always makes me smile. Today I met almost 20 summer entrepreneurs (Sommarlovsentreprenörer) in Kungsbacka over Skype. If you live nearby keep an eye out for LL film, Lina, Raisha, Jonas, Fanny and many more with new businesses ranging from… Continue Reading →

To give is the greatest gift of all.

One week ago, I said farewell to my father. He passed away quickly due to lung cancer. We celebrated his life and his laughter. Life teaches you to focus on the core. Life again taught me to keep giving to… Continue Reading →

600 wonderful Vilostrada fans

A wonderful morning to wake up and find our 600th fan on our Facebook page. Hug a friend, love a child, share a smile – we promise to do all of the three with you. Thank you all for supporting our work with… Continue Reading →

A dream of great opportunities in Akerate

Fall means school start. Our children start September 10 here in Frigiliana, Spain. Their old school friends at Pontos started all ready last week. Maj will start first grade and for her the new school bag and pen pocket ranks… Continue Reading →

Book launch and happiness

When I was about 7 years old, I said “I wish for world peace”. I kept on dreaming about changing the world to a more beautiful place for all of us. Later today, a dream comes true when we launch… Continue Reading →

Viva – inspiration and happiness

What is the result when you go to work loving what you do and with the people you love the most? Our first Vilostrada event #VIVA – inspiration and happiness on July 1-3. We invite you to meetings, photo exhibit,… 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 →

Social entrepreneurship, good business for all

Early morning, the journey begins to meet the people I love and the children we all work hard to connect. The drive is about 7 hrs door to door with as passage cross the Mediterranean Sea to Tanger.  A road,… Continue Reading →

First we changed and then our school changed.

Preparing for my trip to meet the school children, I have been in contact with global mobile learning experts. Humbly, I thank all of you for your assistance so far and willingness to add LOVE – SUSTAINABILITY – FUTURE to… 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 →

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 →

Create sustainable change with win-win business models

Vilostrada fuels on the Scandinavian and global support of business professionals. We continue working with the greatest that share our passion for LOVE- SUSTAINABILITY- FUTURE. Our friend Eirin Persson at Klippa started her first hair salon back in 2006. Her… Continue Reading →

Viva in Andalucía

Today we celebrate Día de Andalucia. In 1980, the Andalusian electorate voted for the statute that made Andalusia an autonomous community of Spain. Our new home country will share color, dancing and festivities all weekend long. Life is now. Life is… 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 →

Feliz Navidad

New traditions meets our old. New friends and two children we love dearly finally meet. Our dream of a sustainable lifestyle is true = Vilostrada. Dare to dream. Dream further. Love. The world welcomes you. We will be out of… Continue Reading →

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