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Travel Stories

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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!…

 

 

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Four years overview and… End of our adventure

October 17, 2020. It’s been four years to the day since we left Tours, Julien’s hometown, and the starting point of our hitchhiking adventure around the world. As if to make a loop, we are now heading back to Tours, unexpectedly, to attend the funeral of Julien’s grandmother who had just passed away. An early return to our homecountry that forced us to leave the Philippines on a rush, by plane, but above all to put an end to this adventure… It’s the right time to write about our four years overview, to share our state of mind and our projects for the future!

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Hitchhiking stories: those gestures that have a different meaning

Few days ago, we exchanged on a hitchhiking forum about gestures that have a very different meaning in other countries. We then realized that we had some funny stories to tell, small moments of embarrassment, misunderstanding, misinterpretation because of cultural differences … Moments that we wanted to share, in our list of the most beautiful misunderstandings in hitchhiking!

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Discover the peoples of Indochina – Roadtrip in North Vietnam and Laos

Bonjour, Hello, Ciao, Dober dan, Dobar dan, Mirëdita, Geai sou, Merhaba, Barev, Gamarjoba, Salam, Salom, Nihao, Xin chào, Sabai dee! Welcome in our series of travel stories which traces, chapter by chapter, our great hitchhiking travel. You are now reading chapter 17 of our travel stories: “Discover the peoples of Indochina” – Roadtrip in North Vietnam and Laos.

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The mystical mountains of Han’s land – Roadtrip China

Bonjour, Hello, Ciao, Dober dan, Dobar dan, Mirëdita, Geai sou, Merhaba, Barev, Gamarjoba, Salam, Salom, Nihao! Welcome in our series of travel stories which traces, chapter by chapter, our great hitchhiking travel. You are now reading chapter 16 of our travel stories: “The mystical mountains of Han’s land” – Roadtrip in China, third part.

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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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Three years overview in travel stories, figures and photos

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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A special experience – Roadtrip in Xinjiang, China

Bonjour, Hello, Ciao, Dober dan, Dobar dan, Mirëdita, Geai sou, Merhaba, Barev, Gamarjoba, Salam, Salom, Nihao! Welcome in our series of travel stories which traces, chapter by chapter, our great hitchhiking travel. You are now reading chapter 14 of our travel stories: A special experience – Roadtrip in Xinjiang, China.

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Hitchhiking stories: the first time we hitchhike a sailboat

When we finally crossed Thailand border, we knew that the next step of our trip was going to be much harder: we soon had to find a boat to continue our hitchhiking adventure, a sailboat on which we could learn how to sail; while crossing the oceans to reach other continents… With zero experience and a bit of nerve, we finally got on board to hitchhike a sailboat for the first time!

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Two years overview in travel stories, figures and photos

In 2018, we celebrated our two years anniversary on the road: two 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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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…