A URUGUAYAN couple from Tarragona with two Valencia-born children already sound impressively cosmopolitan.
But all four plan to see much more of the world, having set off on a campervan journey that will take them from Barcelona to Montevideo. On the way they will visit and interview ‘people who are transforming the world’ like the Spanish scientist Sonia Fernandez Vidal.
One of the first people they have spoken to, Fernandez Vidal, now based in Barcelona, has worked on the CERN particle accelerator in Geneva.
“We are so glad we stopped in La Nucia. We have interviewed several people and it’s a marvellous and hospitable place that we’ll carry in our hearts,” Martin said.
La Nucia was recommended as a stopover in their 120,000 kilometre journey by friends and social networking sites, Martin Garrido told Pepe Cano, town hall councillor for Citizens’ Participation, when he visited the family.
The project is called @Road4World and the family have chosen ‘Round the world: one family, one dream, four years and 75 countries’ as their slogan. Martin is travelling with his wife Ana Laura Rizzo, daughter Gemma (10) and son Mateo (six).
The children will not miss out on their schooling as they are continuing their schooling on the Ministry of Education website, and when exams are due they can take them at the nearest Spanish embassy, their parents explained.
The family’s odyssey can be followed on the www.road4world.com website as well @Road4World on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google + and Instagram.