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“We had dreamt of going to Mongolia for a long time,” Patrick tells us. “For me and Marianne, it was this mythical, unspoiled country that was just waiting for us to be explored. We spent a year and a half making preparations for this trip. We took the cover off the 2CV, tinkered with the engine and did some work on the body, getting the car ready for the long journey. In early June we left.”
From their home in France, the pair traversed Europe, driving through Italy, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Moldavia and Ukraine before making their way deeper into Russia: Moscow and Yekaterinburg all the way to Irkutsk on the border with Mongolia. They then continued on to Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.
They kept a travel blog on the road so that their friends and family could follow their adventures: http://ma2pat.over-blog.com/
Happy with Gosselin
“On the way back, near Warsaw and with 20,500 kilometers on the odometer, our trip unfortunately came to an abrupt end,” Patrick continues. “The engine gave out because of the low-quality gas we had to fill the car up with. Our insurance company helped us with repatriation, but initially we wanted to have the car repaired where it had broken down, and then pick it up again to continue our journey home. We decided to contact Gosselin to get our car back safely. I was very pleased with their services. It may not have been the cheapest way, but in retrospect, it was the best solution.”
“Once the 2CV has been fixed and is back in tip-top shape, we are definitely going to go on a new adventure. This time the trip will probably be shorter. The trip to Mongolia was unforgettable and without a doubt the best one I’ve ever taken!”