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This Retired Couple Drove Over 50,000 Km Through 52 Countries In An Incredible Trip For Charity

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Meet Louis and Janet D'souza. After coming across a family that travelled across 11 countries in 111 days, they had an idea of their own — to travel from India to the UK and back.

They started their journey from Mumbai on May 20, 2016 and travelled through 52 countries over the next 8 months.

These included Myanmar, China, Russia, Latvia, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, the U.K., France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Malta, Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

"Since our retirement and starting our own logistics business, we have been too busy to really explore the world as much as we would have wanted to," Louis told BuzzFeed.

The longest that the couple had driven before this trip was around 3,000 km while travelling around South India.

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"First of all, we both love driving. We were told that our trip could be dangerous and that we were crazy to do this. In fact, even our children were reluctant to let us go considering our age and the dangers that we could come across crossing so many different country borders, especially since we were driving," Janet told BuzzFeed.

The couple also donated ₹10 per km that they travel to two NGOs — Muskaan Sharing Smiles & White Doves. In the process they collected around ₹6 lakh, besides their own initial contribution of ₹5.5 lakh.

They have another trip on the cards starting New Zealand and Australia some time later this year, followed by another one from Cairo to Cape Town.

You can follow their entire trip on their website and Facebook.

Contact Sonia Mariam Thomas at Sonia.thomas@buzzfeed.com.

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