Connecting East and West, explore new lands, to present their territory and cultural potential, able to carry on another extraordinary adventure. This in short the spirit of "2015 Odyssey in the desert - Perugia-Astana on the road", the original idea of a group of students from Perugia.
Five young people new to these "explorations" ready to give free rein to their spirit of adventure to their thirst for knowledge and curiosity, in the hope that their example will help other young people to rediscover the desire to know other companies, but far from our which find points of contact and common habits.
The project involves an expedition by land, departing from Perugia and heading for the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana. Will provide approximately 7,000 kilometers of travel, it ascends Italy and you will go through Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Latvia. Lithuania, the Russian Federation to finally arrive in Kazakhstan.
The medium used will be a car any, provided reliable; aesthetic and options are not a priority, the important thing is that the car is spacious and running since on many occasions will not simply their means of transport, but also their "home".
The journey that has the flavor of an adventure, it will be both a challenge. Close contact with nature. It will not be a holiday. There will be no luxuries or comfort nor safe housing and hot meals and delicacies.
The goal is to create a "bridge" between Perugia and cultural Astana. Between East and West. Stimulate their interest in our academic and cultural realities, to Umbria, towards our artistic and environmental heritage. At the same time we have an equal interest in their culture and to their institutions, be they social or cultural or more political.
Raise awareness of the Umbrian capital abroad in all its facets: art, culture, history, gastronomy, fashion, academies and universities of excellence.
At destination, the five "ambassadors" will meet delegates cultural, ordinary citizens and representatives of the host country bringing them the gift of a multimedia presentation about the city with photos and videos, some gourmet products, presentations of our university, as well as sympathy and laughter.
So it will not be an easy journey: will be a mixture of adventure, curiosity, love for their land and desire to entertain.
They will be long days in which everything can happen, and we assure you that happen to all!
We stileremo a daily log book to be published on our channels and where we will also talk of voi..eroi who believe in this enterprise.
We are filming all (yes, all) and eventually become a strange documentary, a kind of film, a video-short story.
We put the face, heart and so altro..a You just have to believe and follow us, if you will, to those who have made possible the company, taking part in crowdfunding.
The project is sponsored by: City of Perugia, Perugia Foundation 2018 - European Youth Capital, University of Perugia, University for Foreigners of Perugia and the Honorary Consulate of Kazakhstan in the Republic of San Marino
Here are the usual photos with the Mayor of Perugia and with Ambassador and Consul of Kazakhstan
N.B. Any amount remaining of the amount collected will be donated entirely to institutions benefit / Onlus
Departure is from July / August, as soon as we reach the figure shown. While waiting you can enjoy the old video stories of our past adventures along with the rest of our videos on the channel MAD PONIES.
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We are a group of young people, mostly from Perugia, that three years ago we decided to start making video ironic about some curious and crazy episodes of our daily lives. In addition to various parodies and shooting we mainly dedicated to video on the stories of our adventurous and special trips around Europe. The main ones are the 1000km in motor and double New Year in Lapland, both visible on our YouTube channel along with the rest of our deeds.
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