Firstly a big thank you to Marie Noelle, my wife agrees that I realize this dream.
This blog was created to share with you our adventure without journalistic or intellectual pretension and show you what we see without political or other analysis.
The idea for this trip came to me when my health problems have prevented me from working. In 57 years, I was unable to work, reason: danger to the employee!
But I said: YOU ARE NOT FUCKING! After long passages to the hospital and convalescent home, I had time to mature my project and especially dreaming of better days.
My roots are Franco-Lao (French father, mother PDR). Whenever I was in Asia, on the plane, I was sad not to know that we flew civilizations.
That's how the idea came to me that travel was dormant in the depths of myself.
After suffering the blow of my inability, and because at 57 I was not ready to stay idle, I realized that if I did not make this trip now I probably never would do.
So I started looking for a 4x4 can carry me to Laos without too much trouble, without electronics, and especially with a simple mechanical order to repair it easily. Between preparers 4X4 price gouging and scams on the web I was afraid that my dream suddenly becomes impossible.
Then one day I came across a TOYOTA BJ75 already poorly equipped to € 15,000. Then on another site, € 10,000, the same! So I answered the ad, without conviction. A month later, an answer came to me, inviting me to contact a garage Grenoble suburbs and negotiate there, the owner was going to visit India.
Here's how I bought my BJ75. I think it should never despair, I'm not a believer but everything happens. After a few strokes of saws, hammers and screwdrivers, I arranged.
I'll spare you the details, but three weeks before departure, we are left with only a few brush strokes to give and it is today that we open our blog then WELCOME TO SILKRAID.FR
I forgot to tell you but my son Clement comes with me. It reassures everyone but mostly I feel that it makes her happy. Especially do not tell her, but to me also .. Share a trip like that, I hope a lot of dads! It should not be that happiness, although it does not express every day.
For those who think that the disease or illness prevent us from living, although the limits are quickly reached as I do in one day what I did an hour ago, but I'm in no hurry, I live and it is the essential!
I will list the conditions which I suffer, if you have less, the same or more than me, know that you can always push the limits.
- DIABETES INSULIN APPLICANT
- WITH RESPIRATORY FAILURE EMPHYSEMA
- HYPER BLOOD PRESSURE
- HEART FAILURE
- NEUROPATHY, DIABETIC KIDNEY AND RETINOPATHY
- LUMBAR FUSION
Anyway, always keep the morale! It is the mind that does everything and helps us to live. When the head goes, everything goes.
Here, I made a brief presentation of our project. On the next page you will find the route that can evolve with the speed of wind or mood in the cabin.
We will also share our journey at the option of internet spots encountered on the "Day by Day".