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Chapter after chapter, year after year, we write our history through our great adventure, our yearly overviews, our unusual experiences and our struggles!…

 

 

The mystical mountains of Han’s land – Roadtrip China

Thousands of static and bright stars have given way to hundreds of noisy cars. As traffic resumes on the highway, we hit the road again with our thumbs up. This time, we won't wait long to reach Hunan province, then outskirts of Changde, and finally our destination; Zhangjiajie. Sitting with a cup of hot tea, a block away from the Li River, we patiently waited for our host Anthony...

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Coronavirus: our confinement abroad and thoughts on the future

By March 2020, the world is on lock down: coronavirus epidemic is spreading, hospitals are filling up and political measures are becoming tougher. Overnight, everyone is called upon to isolate themselves - sometimes on the other side of the world, with limited resources. Here, we will talk about our confinement abroad, from our choice to stay to our disrupted daily life.

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Yearly overview: three years on the road

Somewhere at sea between Hong Kong and the Philippines, we celebrated the beginning of a new year aboard a sailing boat... But we also celebrated a rather special anniversary, our third year spent on the roads. To mark this event, we plunged back into our notes and memories, our projects and dreams for the future with a gentle nostalgia. If we used to say "love lasts three years", the love of travel lasts much longer!...

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It’s an other culture – Roadtrip China

Exhausted, overwhelmed, but finally free, free, FREE! Now it's possible for us to walk anywhere we want, scamping along the deserted streets of Jiuquan, passing by proudly in front of a police car  une voiture de police without risking an unexpected check, taking pictures of everything and anything, and keep these bad photos as a souvenir...

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A special experience – Roadtrip in Xinjiang, China

This following travel story traces our roadtrip in Xinjiang, a province located west of China, where there is currently a great crackdown by Chinese authorities on Turkish-speaking ethnic minorities and Muslims living in this region, including the people of Uighurs. This article is not a journalistic article but our simple story of hitchhikers visiting this region...

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Yearly overview: two years on the road

In 2018, we celebrated our two years anniversary on the road: 2 years on the road, to raise our thumbs up and write signs in all languages... And as you know, who says "anniversary" says "yearly overview"! It's the perfect time, since we left our country and made our first assessment, so many things happened... So what better than to relive with you this second year in photos?

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First time… we hitchhiked a sailboat

Was it luck? A good preparation? A bit of both? Anyway, the day after our arrival on Phuket island (Thailand), we got a message from Crewbay forum: Grant, an Australian captain, offered to call us to get to know each other, and discuss his plans about sailing and live-aboard conditions on his sailing boat, Trident.

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Silk and Doppas – Roadtrip in Uzbekistan & Kyrgyz Pamir

Big bags, full carts, dust, speechless faces. How not to notice us, with our big backpacks, stuck in the middle of a crowd of locals, our bright red burgundy passports in hand? Uzbek customs officers came to our rescue, all smiles: in all their careers, they didn't have to see many tourists passing by Izbozkan, this small pedestrian border lost in the middle of the fields...

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Getting higher – Roadtrip in Kyrgyzstan

« 32 dney ! » 32 days... June 20th, we entered Kazakhstan on May 20th, there must be a mistake. We took out our cell phones, counted back with the custom officer on the calendar: 1, 2, 3... 32. He was right. We have indeed exceeded the visa exemption period, set at 30 days for French citizens. "Warning, warning, warning!" We did well: no fine, but a first official warning...

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Unusual experience: World Nomad Games, there we were! – Kyrgyzstan

In 2012, Kyrgyzstan embarked on a major project to establish World Nomad Games, an sports event similar to the Olympic Games, in order to preserve and promote sports that are part of all around the world nomadic people cultures. These include horse-riding, hunting, wrestling, archery, tug-of-war and intellectual games (ossicle, marble games). For the third edition this year, the World Nomad Games brought together more than 2,000 athletes from 77 different countries, including France. And we were there!

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Destination Turkmenistan: our travel guide and story!

Almost closed borders, cult of the president, control of media: by crossing Turkmenistan, we knew that we were going to live a rather... unique experience! On the other hand, we had no idea how warmly Turkmen people finally welcomed us. After a short passage, we relive with you our Turkmen journey - an experience we won't soon forget!

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