After traveling 362,000 kilometers in five continents in a 1928 car, the Zapp family reaches its climax. ArgentinaThe travel adventure, which began 22 years ago, believed that “humanity is wonderful.”
City குவாலேகுவாய்ச்சுAt the border Argentina And Uruguay, the famous monument in the center of Buenos Aires is one of the last stops before coming to Obelisk on Sunday. On January 25, 2000, Candelaria and Hermann Jab departed. They return with four teenage children born in different parts of the planet.
“Feelings are so mixed. We end a dream or fulfill a dream. It’s a beautiful thing to live with. What comes next? Thousands of changes, thousands of options.”Herman tells AFP, at age 53, that he already dreams of sailing around the world on a sailing boat.
Candelaria was 29 years old when they began their journey. Now, at age 51, he says, “Everything was more beautiful than I could have imagined. We found people.
“People are wonderful, humanity is incredible.”The woman insists Visited 102 countriesDespite the once “a conflict or war forced to divert our path”.
“Door opener” car
They have been married for six years and had “good jobs”.. They finished building their house on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, which will eventually become a family home. They wanted kids but first they wanted to travel. Thus began a backpacking adventure for Alaska.
Someone gave them a 1928 car. A Graham Baiz, Had a bad machine and paint. “It’s not even started,” Candelaria recalled.
“The car has no better seats, no better cushioning, no air conditioning. This is a car that will make you feel alert. It may not seem comfortable, but it was awesome, it was a ‘door opening’ that served cities, mud and sand.”Herman excites.
In 22 years they used only eight sets of tires and started two engines.
“If I had 4×4 zero kilometers now it would no longer be there, it’s more beautiful now than it came out”Gets excited Herman When the tent on the roof of the car is stretched upwards, four children are sleeping there when they have to camp.
Already on the road and with the first two children –Pamba, 19, born in the United States, and Dehu, 16, born in Argentina, magnified the car. It was cut in half and 16 inches and a seat was added.
Thus preparing for arrival Paloma was born in Canada 14 years ago and Wallaby in Australia 12 years ago.
Now Timon, the dog and the cat Haguna were adopted during a recent stay in Brazil, where they were stricken with the Govt epidemic in 2020.
A tarpaulin falls from the roof, giving them privacy inside the vehicle where the parents sleep. They take the trunk to a kitchen and cook eggs and sausages in the machine or heat water. Clothes and items are stored under the seats. It was like a snail, the old car served as the family home for many years.
“It’s a small house, but a big garden, beaches, mountains, lakes. If you don’t like the landscape, you can change it.Herman jokes. The body says: “A family that travels around the world.”
Generally, Jobs stayed in homes. They estimate 2,000 families received them. “Humanity is incredible,” he exclaims Candles On the received unity. “Many helped us out as part of a dream.”
But not all roses. During the voyage Herman contracted malaria, they crossed Asia with bird flu, Ebola in Africa, and dengue in Central America.
“We came out of Kovit disease, we entered a massive battle, and if we waited for the right moment, there would always be a reason for not fulfilling dreams”, “he said. Says Herman.
Argentines like Messi and Pope
Through the streets குவாலேகுவாய்ச்சுThe horns pass and greet Graham-Baiz. Fans of vintage cars are eager to take photos. Some people buy a copy of the book “Catch a Dream” in which Zapps describes their experiences. With over 100,000 copies sold so far, they say, that is their main source of income.
Other “door-openers” around the world include star Lionel Messi and Pope Francis, as well as those from Argentina. They even went to thank them and bring their book.
It all started with a six-month journey, without cell phones or GPS, saving just over $ 4,000. Four years and a son had to move to Alaska, and they sailed back to Argentina and traveled around the country. Followed by Africa, Oceania, Asia and Europe.
They touched Mount Everest, tasted balloon (fertilized duck egg) in Asia, danced with Himba in Namibia, entered the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt, and sailed across many seas.
Distance school for children, mother completing classes is a direct experience. In Argentina, face-to-face school awaits them.
“All I want most is to make many friends,” Paloma says.
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