Hi, my name is Jojo Samek. I am a photographer from Slovakia and I have an ambitious project I want to realize.
This project is a big dream of mine, as I always wanted to travel around the world.
I will be documenting the whole trip, starting from Slovakia, going across countries such as Czech Republic, Poland, Belarus, Russia, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma, India, Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tukmenistan, Iran, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Hungary and back to Slovakia. Preliminary Travel Plan
My planned departure is estimated at 1st of September 2018, with an estimation of driving 10 hours, 540 km each day. The calculated distance is 31 693 km - about 460 hours of driving by car according to Google Maps.
My time of arrival is hopefully going to be 30th of October, but it's not certain due to difficulties I may come across on the trip.
Out of all of this, I will document the entire experience. The Asian countries, their culture, the adventure. How the Citroën C3 performs on all sorts of roads and surfaces, despite it being a city car. The cuisine, safety of each countries, each country's roads.
I will be going alone with just a cameraman, who will only document the trip and nothing more.
WHY CITROËN C3?
There are definitely better cars for long and rough roads. Bigger, that have a higher capacity of carrying more equipment, better suited for offroad, on dusty, muddy roads. Either way we are going with the Citroën C3. A car better suited for driving around cities and outside of them.
I have a simple answer. I'm only going to each closest city and then the next and next. It only comes down to how you prepare yourself. The coin however has two sides. From 2003 I've been only driving Citroën C3 vehicles and they suit me. I'm convinced that this car will handle the rough roads and I have a few surprises to prove that it can handle it.
IN 60 DAYS? ALONE?
Can it be done in time? Theoretically, yes. Practically? Time will tell. But it's not that simple, there was a suggestion: "Just do it all alone! Just let the cameraman capture all of it!"
Crazily absurd even for me. The thought of sitting behind the wheel for 10 hours a day, with the roads being bad (and believe me, they will), it really sounds like a challenge. Finish the thought with the usual problems on the road, all sorts of technical problems, wheels falling into ditches, flat tires, tiredness, stress. Mix it with crossing borders, because you never know who is having a bad day and they'll lay it all out on you. High mountain excursions, overcrowded cities, food that you are not used to and you've got a basic idea of the abundance of experience.
It still sounds crazily absurd to me.
Crazily absurd, but still a big adventure!
WILL YOU SUPPORT US?
Do you want to see your company's logo on the car?
Do you want to see your name on the car?
Do you want to support us?
The trip alone is unbelievably expensive. Driving with car to China is priced at 5000€, Thailand, Cambodia, or Laos is charging an average of 1500€ per country. Highway fees, bridging charges and transit fees aren't any cheap either, same as requiring to sleep in hotels and pensions, because you can't sleep in a tent everywhere. Help us make this project real and you can be excited with us for multiple documentary films and even a feature film whose production, cutting but also dubbing is also a very financially demanding issue.
We will be incredibly grateful for your generous donations and we'll make sure you'll get the message! Again, this is a very big dream of mine and I hope to make it real. You won't regret it. We do give out rewards depending on your donation. Thank you so much for reading this, and have a nice day!