Last November, we needed to take stock of our adventure, our feelings and our future.
Everything is still a little blurry today, so strong was what we experienced...
This feeling, these emotions, that the road, that the journey brings us are much larger than we imagined.
After a year a little strange, here we are again with Popo for 2 months now, we mop.
"The following "? It is emerging day by day. Nourished by desires and dreams...
The short text that follows was therefore written more than a year ago, when we had just “returned” to France and this blog was already ready to be put online, but we were perhaps a little depressed for that.
So welcome to our little space! Because you understood, the adventure continues!
In July 2015, we finally dared to leave for good, to leave our comfort, our daily life for something more exciting and scary: the unknown.
The unknown of a continent that we knew very little.
The unknown of a daily proximity in a rather restricted space, 3m2 is the interior of the van.
The unknown of a journey of 78000kms, totally improvised and which lasted 1 year and a half.
The Unknown could be called Adventure and what an Adventure!
A start on the hats of wheels not to say exhausting, a departure became a necessity, the beginning of everything.
One continent, North America, two countries, Canada, and the United States, and how many different regions could be in themselves as many countries, as the differences and experiences were important.
Montreal was the first step.
A reassuring step, we speak the same language. Between tourism and search of the perfect racing car, we were quite busy, the second became a real journey we found ourselves on the roads of Quebec in July 2015, 15 days after our arrival.
We absolutely wanted a combi, in other words the perfect vehicle for us because we know it well, and moreover in the spirit of 100 % “hippie and roadtrip”. We finally found our happiness with a 1984 T3 model in good condition and above all without rust. A miracle in Canada!
To leave with an old van is also some galleys, you imagine well!
Especially that in our case, buying it locally, we had no place or tool to retype. Immediately in our possession, immediately on the road!
We had almost all possible and unimaginable failures, but never get stuck.
Eastern Canada has allowed us to find our brands in our new home, but also to learn new codes specific to this nomadic life.
We discovered one country, then another and all facets of each, both their cultures and landscapes from east to west, from north to south, accumulating miles to miss nothing, at least as little as possible.
We have tasted every day simple pleasures and we have not cost anything, that are, light a fire, listen to silence, contemplate the sunrise and sunset.
We learned about ourselves together, about each one, about life, about the life we no longer wanted and the life we wanted.
Yet this life is not always obvious. The euphoria of the unknown sometimes knows its limits. Sleeping at a different place every night is exhilarating but can be as scary as toilet exercise can be a painful time ...
We have to deal with the weather, breakdowns in the middle of nothing, a different language, wild animals ... It's a challenge that can be tiring and difficult, with which we have to evolve every day but a lot of experience that has made us grow and push our limits.
Live on the road to something inexplicable. A taste of freedom that is understandable only if one lives it and to which one becomes addicted. A sensation of all possibilities, where time belongs to us and at the same time runs at full speed. Get drunk permanently new landscapes, wild places and far from everything, feel the wind, cold, heat, ... the road is alive and makes us feel alive.
A freedom that we do not want to let go, gone but never returned this is all our problem now, looking forward to find out more ...
A desire to leave stronger than the one to stay and a sentence with even more sense today than yesterday:
"To stay is to exist, to live is to live"
If you want to know a little more read this ...