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Follow The Road 2007

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The preparation of this presentation started in Colombia, July 2007.
The main purpose of this slideshow was to present our trip to Antanas Mockus organization Visionarios Por Colombia in Bogota (Colombia).

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Follow The Road 2007

  1. 1. www.FollowTheRoad.com
  2. 2. <ul><li>START: January 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Countries visited: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Central America : Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Panama, Costa Rica, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nicaragua, Honduras, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>El Salvador </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caribbean : Cuba </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South America : Venezuela, Colombia, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ecuador </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>We hitch-hike </li></ul><ul><li>Sleep in a tent or with locals </li></ul><ul><li>No plans </li></ul><ul><li>No expectations </li></ul><ul><li>No time limits </li></ul><ul><li>We want to see as much as possible </li></ul><ul><li>We don´t know when we are “comming back” </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Our budget </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$5 per person per day </li></ul></ul><ul><li>19 months on the road: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only $320 for transport (50% in Cuba) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only $350 for accommodation (50% in Cuba) </li></ul></ul>$
  5. 5. Transport
  6. 6. BELIZE
  7. 7. MEXICO
  8. 8. VENEZUELA
  9. 9. VENEZUELA
  10. 10. MEXICO
  11. 11. VENEZUELA
  12. 12. CUBA
  13. 13. MEXICO  CUBA
  14. 14. CUBA  PANAMA
  15. 15. COLOMBIA
  16. 16. COLOMBIA
  17. 17. Accommodation
  18. 18. Military zone GUATEMALA
  19. 19. Restaurant MEXICO
  20. 20. Marinas (militar) MEXICO
  21. 21. In the fields Veracruz, MEXICO
  22. 22. Hiding in the bushes CUBA
  23. 23. Behind the petrol station PANAMA
  24. 24. Guardia Nacional (military) VENEZUELA
  25. 25. Bomberos (firemen) VENEZUELA
  26. 26. Hall of fiestas MEXICO
  27. 27. Old school MEXICO
  28. 28. NICARAGUA
  29. 29. GUATEMALA
  30. 30. HONDURAS
  31. 31. COLOMBIA
  32. 32. Accommodation <ul><li>Local people! </li></ul><ul><li>Alcaldias – Municipalities </li></ul><ul><li>Military zones, police, firemen </li></ul><ul><li>www.CouchSurfing.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.HospitalityClub.org </li></ul>
  33. 33. People
  34. 34. MEXICO
  35. 35. GUATEMALA
  36. 36. CUBA
  37. 37. COSTA RICA
  38. 38. VENEZUELA
  39. 39. EL SALVADOR
  40. 40. MEXICO
  41. 41. VENEZUELA
  42. 42. MEXICO
  43. 43. PANAMA
  44. 44. MEXICO
  45. 45. BELIZE
  46. 46. Best friends of people
  47. 47. BELIZE
  48. 48. GUATEMALA
  49. 49. PANAMA
  50. 50. VENEZUELA
  51. 51. COLOMBIA
  52. 52. COLOMBIA
  53. 53. Children
  54. 54. GUATEMALA
  55. 55. GUATEMALA
  56. 56. BELIZE
  57. 57. BELIZE
  58. 58. CUBA
  59. 59. PANAMA
  60. 60. HONDURAS
  61. 61. VENEZUELA
  62. 62. COLOMBIA
  63. 63. BELIZE
  64. 64. COLOMBIA
  65. 65. BELIZE
  66. 66. Magic
  67. 67. GUATEMALA
  68. 68. BELIZE
  69. 69. EL SALVADOR
  70. 70. VENEZUELA
  71. 71. COLOMBIA
  72. 72. Food
  73. 77. Only $1.25 US!
  74. 81. Learning
  75. 82. Massage & healthy living BELIZE
  76. 83. Driving a truck BELIZE
  77. 84. Sailing MEXICO, CUBA, PANAMA
  78. 85. Milking a cow COSTA RICA
  79. 86. Bread in the fire COSTA RICA
  80. 87. First aid for sailing MEXICO
  81. 88. Working with cement BELIZE
  82. 89. Painting big signs BELIZE
  83. 90. Cheating the ants BELIZE Sweet water
  84. 91. Making coconut milk BELIZE
  85. 92. mini Projects
  86. 93. Garden of Fernando BELIZE
  87. 94. The Puppet BELIZE
  88. 95. Finding the family BELIZE  EL SALVADOR Fernando BELIZE March, 2006 Cesar EL SALVADOR April, 2007
  89. 96. Building a church EL SALVADOR Juan Duran is searching for another Evangelical church, which would help to build a church for his community.
  90. 97. Publishing books of Arquimedes VENEZUELA Arquimedes is searching for a publisher of his 9 books: <ul><li>Mitos alegoricos de la Gran Sabana </li></ul><ul><li>La Peninsula de Araya: Geologia, Flora </li></ul><ul><li>Historia de la Mascara </li></ul><ul><li>Mitos y leyenda de los genitales </li></ul><ul><li>Sucre, Ecce Homo, biografia </li></ul><ul><li>Fauna e Idiosincrasia (3 tomos) </li></ul><ul><li>El Absurdo (novela) </li></ul><ul><li>El Mercarder de Almas (cuentos) </li></ul><ul><li>Churum-Meru (novela) </li></ul>
  91. 98. Random Pictures
  92. 99. PANAMA
  93. 100. COSTA RICA
  94. 101. Illegal crossing of Belize-Guatemala border
  95. 102. Washing the face GUATEMALA
  96. 103. BELIZE
  97. 104. MEXICO
  98. 105. Hitch-hiking in PANAMA
  99. 106. MEXICO
  100. 107. PANAMA
  101. 108. Mystical COLOMBIA! THANK YOU! www.FollowTheRoad.com
  102. 109. How do we finance our trip? <ul><li>2005 working in Denmark </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6000 EUR put into Investment Fund </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interests support our expenses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Today we still have about 3000 EUR </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Once in 2 months – we write a blog for www.CoolWorks.com - $50 US </li></ul><ul><li>Occasional jobs (reparing yacht, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Working online on commercial Internet project </li></ul><ul><li>… and Don´t forget, we need only $10 US a day! </li></ul>
  103. 110. Encouragements <ul><li>Do not expect anything! </li></ul><ul><li>They did not know it was impossible, so they did it! </li></ul><ul><li>Every experience, whether it is good or bad, is valuable. </li></ul><ul><li>The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. </li></ul>

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