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Mythical journeys

testimonies The Picot family set off on a 7 month world tour: Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Easter Island, Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Hong Kong, China and Laos.

photography édith picot

[ Hkg ]

Édith, can you introduce us to your family and tell us about your project? [ édith, The mum ]

We have three children: Gautier, who is 9, Augustin, who is 13, and Charles, who is 16. It was my husband, François, who initiated this adventure. He was very committed to his work, he was missing seeing the children grow up and wanted to have a break so all 5 of us could get away and create our own unique adventure story.

backpack and Augustin and Charles' friends regularly sent them their lessons. And they also made huge progress in terms of learning about language, culture and geography. [ Hkg ]

What about you, did you have to leave your work? [ édith ]

How did your children react?

I'm a housewife and my husband, who's a company director, was fortunate to have a colleague who agreed to this 7 month break. It was fantastic to be cut off from the rest of the world and not receive a single email.

[ édith]

[ Hkg ]

They were very excited and a little apprehensive as it was the first time they'd gone backpacking. The two eldest were a little frightened about leaving their friends for such a long time but Gautier was delighted to spend so many months away from school. After 3 weeks of travelling, they had already got into the swing of things and everything went fantastically, although the brothers still bickered even on the other side of the world!

What do you remember from this trip?

[ Hkg ]

[ édith ]

People's kindness. But also open-mindedness. When you travel, you leave your prejudices at home and open up to others much more easily. It's important not to lose sight of these values; it was these little things that really enriched our lives. In addition, we've got a ton of memories, lots of really happy moments. Not a day goes by without the children talking about the trip.

[ Hkg ]

What did you do when it came to schooling? [ édith ]

EWe left in the middle of May which meant that the academic year was almost over and then returned at Christmas so they "only" missed the first term. During the trip, they all worked on their lessons: Gautier packed his two books in his

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Hiking on the Moon #11 - Mythical journeys - By Quechua  

In this issue, Quecha brings you on mythical journey among the 5 continents! So come on, get going!

Hiking on the Moon #11 - Mythical journeys - By Quechua  

In this issue, Quecha brings you on mythical journey among the 5 continents! So come on, get going!

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