Many people dream of a "trip", but because of family, work and other reasons, this dream is not always easy to achieve.
But the Argentine couple really fulfilled their promise to leave when they said they would, and this time, it was 22 years.
They accomplished the feat of traveling around the world in a vintage car that was close to a century old.
When they came home again, they brought back a special "souvenir" -
4 Kids ......
The husband is Herman and the wife is Candelaira.
The two of them have known each other since childhood, and when they first met, she was 8 years old and he was 10. By the time she was 14, the two fell in love.
At that time they stuck together all day long, playing together and reading books together. The most read articles were about travel.
Whenever they see this, they promise each other that they must travel together in the future.
When his wife Candela was 23 years old, the two of them got married.
After the marriage, they intend to realize their childhood dream, so they discussed, wait for two years to save money to travel.
But two people are always delayed by various things.
"We can't lose our jobs, we haven't saved enough money, and we're still building houses ......"
And just like that, two years turned into six.
It took them both a moment to realize that these were just excuses and they were just running away.
So they made up their minds and decided to spend six months driving from Argentina all the way to Alaska, and then they would return to Argentina to have children and live a normal life.
Just at that moment, they saw an old 1928 antique car in a car store.
Herman, the husband, said
"The car has a bad engine, the paint is awful, the seats are OK, but there is no cold air ...... All in all, a problematic old car. But it's actually exceptionally great! Whether it's city, dirt or sand it can run."
The ride was chosen and in 2000, the two men set off from Argentina with £3,000 and headed for Alaska.
However, by the end of the original 6 months, they had only made it as far as Ecuador and hadn't even made it out to South America ......
As for the reason, it is because they did not expect the people they met during the journey to be so welcoming.
"We didn't realize people were so friendly, we stayed at someone's house and then they wouldn't let us go! They wanted to show us all kinds of things and even wanted to keep us until next week's festival ......"
But it coincided with the inflation in Ecuador, and the couple soon used up all their travel funds.
So they had to find a way to make money on their own.
They started selling watercolors and landscape photos, selling postcards, and even started writing books about their journey ......
The book was a big hit and sold a lot of copies.
Coupled with the generosity of strangers, the couple really just kept going.
Two people earned money while relying on strangers to provide accommodation, food and gasoline, so all the way.
They want to walk until one of them wants to go home, the result of the two people this walk is 22 years ......
Wife Kendra was only 29 when she set out and is now 51.
The family has visited at least 102 countries, stayed in more than 2,000 homes, and traveled to all continents except Antarctica.
For 22 years, they have touched the tops of mountains and
Having also danced with indigenous peoples in Africa.
Witnessed a variety of famous sites.
"We never thought we could travel this long.
People always ask us: 'Aren't you tired of driving for so long?'
But when you come to all kinds of beautiful places, make new friends and learn about new cultures, how can you get bored?"
In fact, the couple has encountered many difficulties along the way, such as the husband Herman had been infected with malaria, in Asia just in time to meet the bird flu, in Africa to guard against Ebola, in Central America to watch out for dengue fever ......
Whenever two people's loved ones or close friends get married or pass away, they also feel sorry that they cannot be there.
But the couple admitted that the hardest part was actually how to educate their children.
During these 22 years of travel, membership has grown along the way: the
They gave birth to Pampa, now 19, while in the United States, to Desio, now 16, while passing through Argentina, to Paloma in Canada and to Willerby in Australia.
Later on, during the New Crown, they also adopted a meow Hacuna and a woof Tamon in Brazil.
For this reason, they lengthened the body by 40 cm and added an extra row of seats, which was able to fit all the members.
They will have the child take online classes and test every two months and send the results back to Argentina.
The mother also taught herself the Argentinean curriculum materials and became a teacher for her children herself.
What's more, after having children, the couple adjusted the theme of the trip, seeking to travel around the world while opening the eyes of their children.
They would go and observe the state of the wildlife that
Visiting the Pyramids to learn about history.
Go witness a rocket launch.
Wife Candela said that
She doesn't think children are ignorant because they don't go to school or have no formal education.
Instead, they know the language, understand the religion, the food, the culture and the way people live in different countries.
"We spent 2,000 nights in homes around the world with families of all religions, and they learned a lot."
In this way, the family played and learned along the way, and now it is the 22nd year.
Yesterday they posted on Facebook that they would soon be returning to the Obelisk, the center of the city of Buenos Aires and the place where they set out in 2000.
Speaking of things to do at the end of this 362,000 km journey
The children said they wanted to step into the school as students and make many good friends.
The wife said that the next adventure would be to settle in a place
The husband, on the other hand, said he wanted to go many more places, but really he only had one dream left, and that was to help other people's dreams come true.
Someone also once asked the couple what the point of their trip was.
Wife Candela said that
She hopes their experience will encourage others that their most difficult time was their first day out of Argentina because they didn't know what lay ahead.
"We have had some problems and will have many problems in the future. But every time we encounter a problem along the way, it always comes to a head.
Either to meet the right person or for us to get to know each other better.
We used to think we weren't ready for our dream, but then we realized that the world was ready to be a part of our dream."