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And finally…

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… to our families and friends in Switzerland, to Hélène & Pierre-André in Leytron, Marilena & William Bianchi in Viguzollo, the Cardinale family at La Sovita, the Mavric family in Ankaran and Ljubljana, Rokk in Vrhpolje, Angelica Witzmann & her kids in Baška, Daphne, Pascal & Hansjörg, André Servy & Alexandra on the croatian coast, Mirko Mima in Dobro Polje, Vlatko Pecikoza & his family in Višegrad, Risna & Luke in Meteora, Barbara Horber & Laurent Steiert on Corfu, the shopkeepers in Kalyvia, Danielle & Michel, Émilie & Jérémie in Delphi, Cliff & Richard around Kalamata, Sabine & Othmar Osenstätter around Patras, Fanny, Damien & Les Loupiots on Zakhynthos, Arianne in Kissamos, Micheline, Jean-Marc, Jean & Maud in Creta, Anne & Greg Manset in Vafes, Chris Oram, Margo MacTaggart & Nikos Bagiartakis in Agia Galini, Damianos Mylonakis in Heraklio, Emmanuelle, Elisa, Tessa, Nefeli et Alexandre Karpathakis in Afantou, Clément Peltier in Marmaris and around Turkey, Serkan Tasdelen & Gökhan Topsakal in Muğla & Akyaka, Ramazan, Emine, Cidam, Özgür & Altan Özkan in Gölçük, Mehmet, Nazifer, Mustafa & Veysel in Pamukkale, Pere Sauleda & Florent in Konya, David Keller from Konya to Kyrgryzstan, Mehmet in Karadona, Jude & Astrid, Pierre & Julia around Aksaray, Turgay Koç in Aksaray, Gökhan Dönmez & Didem in Kayseri, Emrecan Özyigit, Faruk & Hadice in Erzurum, Niko Krauland from Erzurum to Uzbekistan, Harun in Patnos, Laura, Ivars & Dainis in Tabriz & Tehran, the Entezami family in Ahar, Sogol Jafarzadeh & Stéphane Rey in Tehran, M. Kouros in Tehran, Karina & Tim in Tehran, Binh & Alessio from Tehran to Bishkek, Nik Mo in Esfahan, Reza Zacheri in Marvast, Qashem & Sajjat in Fahraj, Maryam, Mohammed, Mohsen, Massoud and the whole Keshmiri family in Mashhad, Gerhard & Dirk in Sarakhs, Megan Jamer in Tashkent, Suzette Dubrit from Tashkent to Bishkek, the crew from Art Hostel in Tashkent, Carmen & her family in Angren, Stephen Fabes in Arslanbob, Nigora in Jalal Abad, Atsuhi Sasayama in Kyrgyzstan and in Japan with his wife Yoko, Atsushi Ito on the road to Kochkor, Patrick Eckford in Barskoon, Gulmira, Tychtyk & Gulkaiyr Obolbekan in Barskoon, Eni & Bali, Adam Behm, Kirsty McGaul & Marcus Mumford, Matthew, Joana & Paul, Brigitte & Eric by Nathan & Angie in Bishkek, Aline Rosset, André & Mila in Bishkek, Johannes Keil in Bishkek, Micheline & Jean-Marc all around Kyrgyzstan, Andrew Schurr & Kyle below the Tosor Pass, Michaël Walther, Maxime & Anshelm from Karakol to the Sharyn Canyon, Chris Nelson & Jane Shearer in Karakol, Shu Mo in Xi’an, Sander in Kunming, Hiên & her family in Dình Lâp, Guim Valls Teruel and the crew at The Hanoï Bicycle Collective, Pauline et Christophe in Cam Thuy, Mattes in Da Nang, Siu Pham & Jean-Luc in Hoï-An, Michèle & Marc in Attapeu, Elisa & Sebastian near Champassak, Fanchon et Gabriel in Champassak, Lise & Damien near Paksong, Émilie & Romain in Vientiane, Marco Rugo, Toto & the crew at Swiss Lanna Lodge in Chiang Mai, Fabienne & François in Chiang Mai, Anita Compton in Chiang Mai,  Nu from Triple Cats Cycle in Chiang Mai, Ma from Bok-Bok Bikes in Bangkok, Jean-Christophe Nager in Phuket, Yoko & Atsushi in Takasaki, Akiko Sato & Gunko in Hottoyuda, Munkhbat Lkhagvajav in the Iwate area, Osamu Fukuda in Kiryu, Mayuka Haginaga in Kyoto, Carlos & Noa on Shimanami-Kaido, Sébastien in Imabari and in South Korea, Christine & Dirk from Imabari to Tokushima, Kenji in Geisei, Mikio in Fukuoka, Sang Hun on the ferry to Busan, Rylan around Gumi, Ho Ho & Sobin in Donam-Dong, Carolina from Chungj to Seoul, Patrizia & Bruno Müller in Singapore, Jean, Maud, Nitza, Julien, Ulyana, Jacques, Antoinette, Vincent & Jessica on Bali-Lombok-Gili, Simon Farine & Sven Dietrich in Samosir, Eddy & his family in Subulussalam, Rafida in Singkil, Agus Mendröfa in Gunungsitoli, Mohsen, Mojtaba & Wong in Kuala Lumpur, Alain & Loys Wider, Daniela & Maïa in Quilicura, José Muñoz & his family in Puerto Varas, Shane, Andy, Raoul, Mark & Majlits, Maurice, on the Carretera Autral, Luiza Malatto & Olivier Lebourgeois in Villa O’Higgins, Patrick Deroïde all along Patagonia, Philippe & Damien Vieli in Roma, the Cardinale family at La Sovita, Chloé, Samuel, Icare & Noé in Geneva, Olivier & Sylvie Ray in Vullierens…

… and thousands of other beautiful human beings who supported us, spoiled us, fed us, helped us, motivated us, hosted us, and gave us the opportunity to live a transformative journey all around our precious planet. We sometimes feel some nostalgia but everytime we think about our trip, we feel very lucky and thankful to you all. So, again, THANK YOU !!! 

Premiers coups de pédale

 

Fête de départ : beaucoup de larmes et de bonheur. Merci pour votre soutien, vous allez tous nous manquer.

1ère étape : Estavayer. Tout semble sous contrôle mais une tempête nous tombe dessus pendant la nuit. Les vélos, bâchés, s’écroulent. La tente n’est plus imperméable ;-( il pleut à l’intérieur !

2ème étape : Moudon. Invitation spontanée à partager les grillades d’un couple helvético-péruvien et de leur belle-soeur à 2 pas de Fromco. Malgré les dires du propriétaire du camping, il pleut sans discontinuer du soir au matin. Re-pluie dans la tente mais l’on peut être fiers de notre premier démontage sous les gouttes (sûrement pas le dernier)