Bonjour, Hello, Ciao, Dober dan, Dobar dan, Mirëdita, Geai sou, Merhaba, Barev, Gamarjoba, Salam! Welcome in our series of travel stories which traces, chapter by chapter, our great hitchhiking travel. You are now reading chapter 11 of our travel stories: Steppes conquest – Roadtrip in Kazakhstan.
Chapter after chapter, year after year, we write our history through our great adventure, our yearly overviews, our unusual experiences and our struggles!…
Borders almost closed, 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!
Already a month in Iran. The visa had just been extended, we had just experienced our first sandstorm… In the category “surprise”, we could not do better. Actually yes: by opening our mailbox, the same day, we had fallen on the intriguing message of Saba “Meet the Bakhtiaris, the last nomads of Iran“. Stung by curiosity, we quickly answered her…
When we started to travel, we weren’t hitchhiking: Julien experimented hitchhiking for the first time by chance, and introduced me to the practice later on! From that first time we hitchhiked, who would have thought that we would have made hitchhiking our main means of transportation for our great world tour? Certainly not us at that time, and yet… Without this very special experience, we wouldn’t be here today!
At the end of our first year spent on the road (we left France on October 17, 2016), it’s time to look back: What about our challenge France to Australia without plane? Where are we now? What are the lessons we learned from this trip?… Let’s summarize our first year of adventure in this overview!