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The World Off Road was an ambitious project right from the start.
The objective was to travel around the world in 800 days, writing and filming the adventure to make the money for living. The numbers of the trip were even more impressive in the end.
Vula and Akis covered 168.000 km. In 1177 days and returned to Greece in September 2010. They had crossed 67 countries in 5 continents.
During their adventure, they drove through deserts like Sahara (three times), Kalahari, Namib, Nubian, the Australian outback and Atacama in Chile. They drove on the most challenging roads in the world, like the Khardung La pass in Ladakh (India, 5.609 mt.), the Karakoram Hwy (Pakistan), rally Dakar “pistes” in Mauritania, the no man’s land in northern Kenya, the Tanami and Simpson desert in Australia, the iconic route 66 and the windy Ruta 40 in Patagonia.
The Greek adventurers lived with ancient tribes like the Hajabe, the Maasai and the Mursi in Africa and the Kalasha in Asia, they filmed the best safari parks like Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Kruger, Saadani and Zambezi falls, they visited the mountain gorillas in Congo and the Orangutans in Sumatra.
During their adventure, Akis and Vula wrote about 70 articles in different magazines, took more than 150.000 pictures and collected 200 hours of HD filming material. How does it feel after all this experience?
"The only think I fear is to lose my memory", Akis says...
21 March 2013
|Arrived at Cotopaxi volcano base, Ecuador.||The rare encounter with orphaned,
wild chimpanzees in Cameroun.
|Zapotitlan, maybe the most iconic landscape in Mexico.||Vula with a Karen girl of the Burma
tribe on the extreme north-west
|On a remote, cowboy village on
Route 66, Arizona, USA.
|Almost daily, Vula and Akis were
reporting via satellite to the popular
Radio Thessaloniki 94.5 station.
|A local woman selling her craft near
San Cristobal, on the mexican
|Completely on their own, deep into the Stony desert, in the Australian Outback.|
|South of Lima, Peru, where the desert meets the Pacific Ocean.||Khardung La pass, Ladakh at 5.609 mts. The highest point where a car can arrive.|
|Hosted by a traditional Uros family in Titicaca lake, Peru.||A Brazilian couple celebrates their national football
team’s goal in Copacabana.
|Chimanuka, the silverback Gorilla Akis and Vula encountered in Eastern D.R. Congo.|