There were so many trucks around me, as I hiked through the small town, at the border between Denmark and Germany, that I felt strangely out of place for not having wheels, but legs
Walking through trucker ville
Text and illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt
Walking closer to where the trucks could get back onto the highway, I saw a huge petrol station in the distance with many trucks lined up. Thinking about it I wondered if the petrol station might serve a good, cheap breakfast as bait to get the drivers fuel expensive gasoline on their trucks, as I’ve seen in other places.
Worth a try, I walked towards the huge signs and through the gliding doors to a combined shop and cafeteria, where truckers sat here and there by square tables.
I looked around and spotted an all-you-can-eat sign, including coffee, in front of a tasty-looking breakfast buffet, for less than 10 Euro. (Same as USD these days)
In Scandinavia that price is way cheaper than most places, I put my pack down by the only table, that also had a power outlet, so I could charge both my phone, laptop, and get a solid meal for the hike ahead…
Keywords: logbook, diary, notes, reportage drawing, skethes from the road
Log, text and illustrations by Frits Ahlefeldt. FritsAhlefeldt.com