Who wouldn't love to have a sabbatical, from the mundane routine, to go on a road trip, in your favorite car. While some of us get a chance to do so, some folks take it to the next level. One such gentleman is certain Jens Jacob, who decided to embark on a journey so ambitious, that five years on, he is still going great, even after completing 60000 kms and 26 countries with his wife, Cynthia.
What's more remarkable in this journey is the fact that Jens Jacob is using a 1965 Volkswagen Kombi Van, nicknamed 'Bluee'. Yes, an around-the-world trip in a vehicle almost 50 years old. The German-born entrepreneur, however, equipped his Bluee with a small kitchen, water tank, spares, tools, and some books. The journey was initiated with one simple goal in mind- to understanding different cultures and traditions.
Although Jens started the journey alone, he met his special someone in Dubai and now travels with his wife Cynthia. The duo has covered almost 26 countries, including the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Dubai, Oman and Iran and they are in India now. The India leg of their journey began in Mumbai and will continue along the coastal roads of our country, before leaving for Nepal and Tibet, via West Bengal, and then on to Indonesia, via Vietnam.
This is indeed a remarkable journey for both the couple and the Volkswagen.