Do you know who Montreal Jean Beliveau is? I think definitely not! I confess that, too, until I started writing this article. In short, Jean Beliveau is a traveler who, having made a trip, traveled many countries of the world on foot! Let's start with his biography and continue with how he did it.
Montreal Jean Beliveau, born August 18, 1955 - Canadian traveler and writer. He traveled around the world on foot and wrote a book about it.
Until 2000, Jean Beliveau lived in Montreal, Canada, where he had his own small business. After the bankruptcy, he thought about his meaning in life and decided that he needed to do something.
This is how the story began.
Beginning after bankruptcy
Having found himself bankrupt, Jean came up with an interesting idea to go through the countries of the world on foot! For this, he allocated $ 3,000 from the family budget and began to prepare. Jean Beliveau took with him a three-wheeled cart, in which he put some food and clothing, a first aid kit, a small tent and a sleeping bag. And so the journey began.
Early in the morning of August 18, 2000, his birthday, Jean rolled his cart out into the street.
First of all, Jean went to the USA. When he reached the border, he was not in very good shape. Jean was afraid that he would be mistaken for a homeless person. He did not speak English very well and, approaching the border guard, when asked: "What is your purpose of the visit?", He replied - "I am walking through the USA and Mexico."
Entering the United States from the north, Jean reached South America along the Atlantic coast. Alone he crossed the Chilean Atacama Desert, in Argentina crossed to the other side of the mainland. Here a water barrier appeared in front of Jean. Crossing the Atlantic Ocean on foot was clearly not possible.
Then the local airline gave him a plane ticket. With the help of an airplane, Jean got to Africa. He was not allowed into Libya, so he went through Morocco.
Then he went to Europe. Due to the cold weather, he did not dare to go to Russia and instead went to India, China and South Korea, where, according to him, he met some of the friendliest people in the world.
His journey lasted 11 years. All this time, they met with his wife once a year - at Christmas.
Despite the fact that Jean tried to save as best he could, he ran out of money at the very beginning of his journey - in Central America.
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