Setting out four months ago in a 2004 Mahindra Maxi Cab, Joerik and Pauline have come to the end of their adventure travel from Kerala to Holland. They have tackled various landscapes across India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and Europe and have finally arrived home in Holland.
Their adventures in the 2004 Mahindra Maxi Cab commenced when they quit their jobs and left home. It was a giant step to take but their journeys across desert, sun, sand, snow and rain besides the treacherous Himalayas have left them ecstatic and elated.
They started their travel adventures in July 2015 when they backpacked across India, Nepal and Indonesia. Mesmerized by the sights and sounds of the region, the people they met on the way and some exciting and trying experiences they faced left them a great deal cleverer and a whole lot closer to each other.
The couple had been together for four years, but it was on the banks of the holy river Ganga that Joerik got down on his knees and proposed to Pauline while they got married in Ubud, Bali on December 12, 2015.
The duo now started getting ready to head home, back to The Netherlands. This is where the Mahindra Maxi comes in. The duo did not want to end their journey in India by flying back home. Instead they decided to drive home to their country in a Mahindra Maxi Cab.
The planning of the trip entailed a whole lot of research, accumulation of details of the vehicle, procurement of visas and planning of routes. The couple spent time collecting necessary equipment such as pots, pans, bed linen, gas stoves and also worked on crowd funding, set up a facebook page, logo and other things.
Joerik and Pauline have now completed their 13,560 km road trip. The adventure was not undertaken to accomplish any record but has created some unforgettable memories for the couple, some of which they will cherish for life.
Below are some photos from their journey.
For a detailed report, please visit their Facebook page – Bring Us Home