What does traveling like a clochard mean?
Someone once said: "Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer". Whether you agree or not, the thrill of traveling is one that simply is not experienced behind one's desk. To throw in another quote, and one that explains the Clochard Moderne vision about traveling: "The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been." We believe that by paving your own way you really experience the freedom of exploring places in a unique way.
Travel for the sake of traveling
Since we're quoting anyway, here's a last one by Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson: “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”. This means we're not the "do Europe in 10 days and pose in front of the Eiffel tower, the Big Ben and the Colosseum for our Instagram feed" types. For us clochards, beauty often lies in the unexpected. An impromptu meeting with a local that takes us to a family celebration, a fisherman on a deserted beach that takes us diving for lobsters and cooking them right there on the beach, or a break down that forces us to spend the day in a garage leaving with new friends and new experiences.
The Americas Adventure
After the Oranje Trophy of 2014 ended, we stored our trusty little house on wheels at a hotel a little north of Recife, Brazil, to be picked up by friends of us. Fast forward 3 years and plans have changed.
Oranje Trophy 2014
Trip to the 2014 FIFA World Cup
In 2014, the founders of Clochard Moderne drove over 28.000 kilometers to the start of the World Cup football in Brazil. A challenging trip through 14 countries.