Fougères: The family experiences their first adventures and mishaps in a truck around the world

When Marius is in a very bad position!
When Marius is in a very bad position! ©P’tits Duf on freewheels

The Republican Chronicle has been following their incredible bet for nearly two years.

For Benjamin and Soizic Dufeu, by the Chapelle Jansonthere was initially the colossal work with friends to convert an old fire engine into a mobile home.

Then, on November 27th, the big departure with their children Abigael and Alban, 5 and 3 years old. With the program a long journey of about five years around the world.

Four months after the P’tits Duf were on the road, not without emotion for them and their family, they have already experienced many adventures and made great discoveries. They also experienced difficult times and great emotions that can be found on their Facebook page Les p’tits Duf en roue libre.

An impossible reunion

In Greece, a country the couple had already travelled, they were surprised to hear strange screams at night, “like children crying”… which turned out to be those of jackals. They also found, by limiting their visits to ancient sites to Epidaurus, that “travelling with children changes the nature of travel.”

An emotional sequence for Benjamin and Soizic as well, as they tried to find Salvator, a Greek fisherman they met in 2015 and continued to correspond with, but hadn’t heard from in three years. The couple found the beach where they met him and investigated his village.

By an incredible coincidence, they found their son-in-law in a café while talking. But then came the bad news: Salvator died of a heart attack three years ago. Benjamin and Soizic nevertheless kept their promise to see him again by meditating at his grave and meeting his daughter.

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Farewell to a faithful travel companion

Magnificent landscapes, beautiful encounters… The family still makes a living from it today, as in Meteora or the Park of Axios-Loudias-Aliakmonas in Greece. But she had to face a painful moment by losing a faithful companion. Her dog, Jumkee, died of lightning poisoning shortly after arriving in Turkey.

The adventure continues without Jumkee, who is resting in Turkey.
The adventure continues without Jumkee, who is resting in Turkey. (© Les P’tits Duf via Freewheels)

To whoever followed them everywhere for eight years, the Dufeu pay a nice tribute on their Facebook page:

“You were a full family member, you understood us so well and also knew how to make yourself understood perfectly… We won’t let you down, we left your body in a beautiful place on the south coast of Turkey. You, your soul, your memories, we take you with us and we know that you will continue to take care of us as you have always done so well. »

First Pitch!

So the adventure continues for the family of four, after encounters and discoveries in Turkish villages. And after another incident, happily without consequences, what the family calls his “first tanning in Asia,” he recounted in the video.

A seemingly passable path, a big unforeseen hole… and here the Marius truck is in a very bad position, with the rear wheels completely buried in the ground and the passenger compartment dangerously placed…. Fortunately, another family of travelers arrived as rescuers a few days before arrival to tow Marius and rescue him from this dire situation! A good example of solidarity between travelers.

The family at the Epidaurus site in Greece.
The family at the Epidaurus site in Greece. (© Les P’tits Duf via Freewheels)

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