When we were in 11th grade, we often wanted to leave school. We had running joke about going to Istanbul, then Athens. But with time we began to seriously think of doing this project !
We will leave next August from VENTIMIGLIA, follow the Italian coastline towards GENOVA to reach FIRENZE, then cross the country and join the other coast, until we get to BARI.
From there, we'll take a boat to CORFU in Greece. We'll walk down the Greek coast, visiting historic sites like DELPHI.
Then we will finally reach the long awaited destination : ATHENES !!
The trip will last 3 months. 2300km that our feet will endure with more or less difficulty (even though we know it is going to be more !). We'll be leaving in August, and be back in November.
The budget of the project is of 4280€
We participated in the "Cité-Rêves" (Dream-City) program of the town we live in (that aids students in their journeys, whatever they may be) Grasse in France, which allowed us to acquire 2000€.
We looked for jobs to bring more funds into the project. Our efforts and the one of our families earned us 1500€.
We now have 3500€ and some equipment.
This is why we need YOU to help finish financing this long walk, so that the project may take place in the best of conditions.
We are counting on you !
During the walk, we are planning on keeping a travel journal which we wish to self-publish afterwards.
We gave ourselves the challenge of only taking photos with a Polaroïd, limiting ourselves to 40 photos during the trip. We will insert them in the travel journal once finished (and published, we hope).
Finally, Benjamin Courtois, one of the two walkers would like, in the distant future, to direct a movie based on the journal.
If you participate, you give these works a chance to come to life.
Thank you for your attention !