Team L.I.F.E (Little Indian Family of Explorers) has successfully completed its journey from Bangalore to Paris by road on a Fiat Linea T- Jet. Team L.I.F.E comprised of Anand Baid, 38, a film-maker, animation professional and educator at Native Puppets Animations; Punita Baid, 37, a program manager at Native Puppets; Yash Baid, 12, a grade 7 student and an avid football lover and Dhriti Baid, 8, grade 3 student, aspiring foreign language linguist, dancer.
Team L.I.F.E completed a journey of 22,780 kilometres in 111 days where they travelled through 11 countries and 50 + cities and witnessed some of the stunning landscapes and the beauty that the nature had to offer. They travelled across countries experiencing their culture, ways of life and the different kinds of people. They covered India, Nepal, Tibet-China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain and France. From visiting the Leaning tower of Pisa in Italy to the Eiffel Towers in Paris, Team LIFE ensured they visit most of the renowned places on their tour. They visited places like Caspian Sea in Iran, the Vatican City, Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Palace of Versailles and the Millau Viaduct bridge to name a few.
On this occasion, Team L.I.F.E said, "Prior to the onset of the journey, many raised eyebrows wondering how we were going to pull-off such a long journey in a sedan and that too a 2WD. I think it did wonderfully well, giving us zero stress in terms of maintenance or performance. We feel proud to be able to do this in our Linea." Having a ground clearance of 185mm, Fiat Linea T-Jet is powered by a 1368cc, 16 valve, T-JET petrol engine that churns out a maximum power of 112bhp at 5000 rpm and 207 Nm of peak torque at 2200 rpm. Just so you know, Team L.I.F.E also visited the world’s largest burning crater called Darvaza which has been burning for over 40 years now.