back home. This is the last update.
two years later, after a nomadic life, sometimes in tough conditions,
far away from our family and our friends, we come back to a 'normal'
Our house seems too big. Catherine has
found back her washing and drying machines, we do not need to look for
water or wood, our beds seem too much comfortable !
is extremely troubled. For him, this is a new and unknown world ... He
asked us if we will stay a long time in this hotel ... his house!
Today, we all need to readjust our life
At the same time, it is so pleasant to rediscover the daily activities
with amazed eyes and much more consciously. It is as it was the first
Our expedition has really and
influenced us and we feel today grown up.
In front of the map of the world, we were dreaming during the
preparation. But we didn't know what exactly was going to happen in the
next months ... and finally we crossed the big step from dream to
We had already a large experience of travelling in different continents
but nothing in comparison with an overlanding trip without coming back
Initially, we had a lot of questionmarks and doubts mixed with the
excitation of the discoveries and the happiness to travel freely. We
were lacking comfort, security ( even if it is virtual ), closeness with
our family and friends ... But after a while, all this disappeared to
let simply a great feeling of happiness.
relationship with the mother nature also increased.
details appeared magnified : the melody from a small bird, the sunsets
and sunrises, the wind over our skin, the message from a friend or from
the family, the gaze of our children on the life …
It is as we are one with the rest of
learnt also to enjoy the present without to worry for the future.
that is a revolution for us ...
We overlanded across South America, Africa, Middle East and to the doors
of Asia ... We had a target to live a completely different life, to
experience diversity on a daily basis. Our goal has been achieved. So
often we found that we were switching from one world to another ! And
that is more obvious in the continuity of the travel !
life 24 hours per day was at the same time one of the target and a
the biggest value of our expedition is precisely that we were a family
with 4 children.
aware of having had the opportunity for living a unique experience.
have today a strange feeling to be much closer !
trip was organised without any business or professional goals. That too
gave us a feeling of freedom !
what does remain from that 'creasy' decision to leave a 'normal' and
secure life to run over the world and to live without knowing about the
next day ?
feeling of achievement and a well being, so many great memories, dozen
of filming hours, thousands of pics which we will sort one day if
possible ... Paradoxically, we also have the feeling to draw
nearer of the people who are important for us.
let this website for all those who dream and/or hesitate to make the
It was possible for us with 4 children
All our fears and difficulties are only
perceptions. Often, they are far away from the reality. They are only
psychological barriers and they exist only because we have decided it.
wish you a great travel. Real or in your imagination !
And don't forget : La vie est vraiment belle !
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