While some of you are busy finding cheap discounts on flight tickets for that upcoming Summer vacation, here’s something that might inspire you to do things differently this time. Team L.I.F.E. (Little Indian Family of Explorers) will set out for a journey of a lifetime, when the family of five, including their Fiat Linea T-Jet will travel from Bangalore to Paris by road. Traversing across 12+ Countries, 15000+ kms, all in a short period of 99 days. During this journey, the team will travel through Nepal, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Switzerland (Alps), Spain, finally making it to Paris.
The family of 5 adventurists includes Anand Baid, 38 a film-maker, animation professional and educator at Native Puppets; Punita Baid, 36 who is the program manager at Native Puppets; Yash Baid, 12, a grade 6 student and an avid football lover; Dhriti Baid, 8, grade 2 student, aspiring foreign language linguist, dancer and their 5th special family member, the sturdy Fiat Linea T- Jet.
Team L.I.F.E will also make it easy for anyone who plans such an overland trip in the future, as the entire expedition will be shot into a documentary, covering all bases of planning, with valuable tips for fellow travelers, preparation details of the trip, challenges faced and the memorable times they have together as a family. The family will flag off some tough terrains likes mountains in Kyrgyzstan, live crater in Turkmenistan, the intricate Persian architecture in Iran, swimming in the Black Sea at Turkey, driving in the Alps in Switzerland and ending their journey with the beautiful art and culture of France.
On this occasion Sanjay Gopal, AVP Marketing at Fiat Chrysler India Operations said, “It is an extraordinary venture that team L.I.F.E is taking up. The road trip from Bangalore to Paris is an extensive region to cover and we are glad Fiat Linea T- Jet is part of their journey. We will extend our support in all the ways possible and we wish them all the very best for this adventurous journey”.
Anand Baid, team member of L.I.F.E, said, “We are proud owners of Fiat Linea and we feel confident about its strength, power and driving comfort. We are very excited to do this expedition in the Fiat Linea T-Jet. We have received adventure gear and travel kit support like tents, storage bags, sleeping bags, gps units, tyres, roof-box, sun-films, audio systems, car service and ton of other stuff by our supporters. We are also incredibly grateful to our family and friends who have come forward to support us in ways unimaginable and we will remain forever grateful for such wonderful gestures”.