A world, a dream, a motorcycle

The around-the-world trip of Philippe Abadie.

The trip began as a feeling that grew in him for a few years, rather than a precise plan — the feeling that the world is vast and worth discovering. Vast, less as it relates to geography than to the diversity and richness of custom and culture of its people. People he hasn't met and wants to know.

The bike is loaded, the engine is on. The night has just fallen. A warm July night. For Philippe Abadie, July 30, 1995, will be memorable. His trip begins.

His dream has become a reality He has the necessary money for the trip — the result of five years of work and strict savings — and all the time he needs. He feels light-hearted. As he is about to leave, there are some teary eyes. Especially his mother's.

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