Nous arrivons en Malaisie vendredi 17 janvier, armés de nos 3 sacs à dos et sans aucun plan, à part essayer de récupérer Pam’ dès que possible. Nous ne savons pas quand notre agent aura besoin de nous pour passer la douane, ni où, et commençons notre séjour en vérifiant les informations depuis l’aéroport. Manque de chance, le porte-container transportant notre van préféré est en … Continuer de lire Douane et Nouvel an chinois en Malaisie
English summary : We arrived in Kumihama bay on Dec 9th, on a rainy and chilly day. Winter was coming.. Atsushi-san, our host, along with Gaël, another French volunteers, showed us the premises and explained to us how things would go. There were 3 different houses : one for Atsushi and his family, with a shared kitchen downstairs, one for us, with a shared TV … Continuer de lire Kumihama Bay – la vie d'aquafarmer
English summary : after getting Pam back from the garage, almost ready (we had to check some things ourselves and ask them to fix some things they hadn’t looked through), we started the long road to Vladivostok. We were a bit stressed because, in order to go to Japan, we had to get our Carnet de Passage en Douane, sent on the 15th, and it got … Continuer de lire Un bout d’octobre en Sibérie profonde
English summary : Our goal was to arrive quite early to leave Pam in a Fiat garage. We managed to arrive before the weekend (although we realised that they work everyday) despite the frost on the road and the following traffic jam, long lines of trucks and cars waiting for the snowblower to pass. We could dodge everybody though, at the cost of a little … Continuer de lire Une semaine au lac Baïkal !
English summary : nothing really outstanding on the way to Ulaanbaatar (UB), except maybe, the 2 marvelled motorbikers who took photos of Sylvain when he took out his paraglider on a windy hill. It is much colder up here as well. We booked a hostel for the weekend in UB, the same as our Dutch friends who came earlier. We basically spent the weekend having coffee, … Continuer de lire Ulaanbaatar et retour vers le froid
English summary : Sylvain finally got better after crossing the Mongolian border and a short visit at Olgiy hospital. The 4,5 hours border crossing went well, despite a somehow suspicious check on our homemade cosmetics and a minibus with 10 Kazakh people in front of us. Right after the sign « Mongolia » was a dirt road.. and we got jammed in a steep snowy road, but after … Continuer de lire La Mongolie kazakhe
English : End of the first season of « Pam goes to the garage » We pass the Asia border and arrive in Ekaterinbourg on Friday, August 2nd. We were prepared to leave Pam at the garage for no less than 2 weeks (there was an interesting hike to a place called Man Pupu Ner) but after a complete check, they tell us they have fer ready … Continuer de lire « Crouic crouic » – fin de la saison 1