Listening Project

Conversation between fiancé and fiancée, Chris and Meli, about travelling around Europe together in a campervan.

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    The Listening Project

  • Recording locations

    BBC Radio Sussex, Brighton

  • Interviewees

    Doree, Chris, 1967- (male, Publisher/Travel Writer), George, Meli, 1977- (female

  • Producers

    BBC Radio Kent

  • Recordist

    Furber, Simon

  • Abstract

    Chris and Meli talk about meeting on an aid convoy to Kosovo in 1999. Their fathers were driving (different) vehicles packed full of supplies. Chris and Meli were the co-pilots, chatting across the CB radio. This was Chris’ first convoy as he had given up a job at the prison service to carry out the mission with his father. Since then they've explored Europe together, travelling more than 120,000 miles in 5 different campervans. Chris and Meli's lives are all about travelling - they're living the dream. They spend at least 3 months every year exploring different parts of Europe, travelling in their campervan. They spend a lot of time together in a very small space! They have only spent 4 nights apart from each other since meeting in 1999. They now write and self-publish their own campervan travel books and discuss what the future holds for publishers. Chris also asks Meli to hurry up and marry him.

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    The Listening Project conversations collectively form a picture of our lives and relationships today. Recordings were made by BBC producers of people sharing an intimate conversation, lasting up to an hour and on a topic of the speakers' choice.

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