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And that is us
My name is Tiphaine, I’m from France and since I was a child my parents took me backpacking in other continents. They’ve opened me to the world.
After three years of studies to obtain my Specialized Educator diploma, I felt the urge to explore more of this planet.
I went to Australia on a Working Holiday Visa for a year. The adventures I’ve experienced there made me reconsider my whole perspective on life.
Being at the other end of the world made me realize I wanted to discover what was next to me. Inspired by my short cycling trips in Australia and New Zealand, I bought a bicycle and left, in June 2017, on my 23rd birthday. What a gift!
I started from home, without a real plan, without a final destination and ended up cycling 20,000 km in 14 months, half of it with Martin. This trip, more than any others, showed me that dreams can come true and that travelling is a matter of motivation.
Since then, I dare to live a different life, “unstable”, full of changes, adventures, experiences, that make me who I am today.
My name is Martin, I’m from Germany. During my studies of Computer Science I’ve spent an exchange semester in South Korea, where I discovered the exoticism of a foreign culture with its history and customs.
Since then I’m travelling around the world, first as a backpacker, later on foot in the mountains, and by bicycle on the roads of Europe and Africa.
While the mode of transportation can change, the ideals remains the same: Travelling on minimal impact by sleeping and eating local, using simple ways of transportation, preferably on foot, by bicycle or by hitchhiking, and by avoiding flights whenever possible.
Therefore, my travel style is (hopefully) quite sustainable, with a low ecological footprint, a low budget, and full of surprising adventures.
Little Miss Pedals - The book about our journey by Tiphaine
Since we are back (August 2018) from our first big cycling trip, Tiphaine has been writing a book about our adventures in Africa, and her experience on her own in Europe.
There are two versions, a French one and an English one.
The paper version is currently out of order, if you’re interested you can give your email address in order to be contacted when it’s printed again.
Thanks to everyone who contributed through the crowdfunding platform. A special thanks to Clémentine Herbreteau, Antonin Muller, Sandra Clayessen, Lise & Bruno Aguesse, Régine Thiry, Louisette & Michel Clayet, Jean-Luc & Dominique Gioanni, Nicolas Ancot, Christian Theriot, Frédérique Bares.
Presentations & Supporters
We love giving presentations! If you are interested in a presentation in English, French or German, don’t hesitate to contact us.
One of our best experiences while cycling was giving a presentation of our trip in Lusaka, Zambia in front of 50 children, from 4 to 15 years old.
Back home, the presentation of the trip continues; with business people at Visa, with elderly people at Carrefour des Solidarités, at Steel cyclewear & coffeeshop and at The Paris Travelers Festival.