A group comprising three doctors and a chemical unit owner belonging to Surat and Ankleswar that embarked on Surat to London expedition from May 1 to promote food and a better tomorrow for all have returned back to city on Saturday completing 21,000 km journey. This unique expedition was undertaken by amateurs in their car, criss-crossing 37 cities of 15 countries in Asia and Europe.
The adventurers, who were in the age group of 45-50, had to postpone the journey for a period of ten days, in initial stages following an earth quake in Nepal. However they changed the route. They re- started their travel from Delhi t China via Myanmar on May 18 and covered 5,000 km more on their journey.
Dr Rajan Desai, ophthalmic surgeon, Dr Ashok Patel, MD in medicine, and Dr Paresh Patel, orthopaedic surgeon.
The car expedition passed through Nepal, Myanmar, China, Kirgizstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and England.
Dr Rajen Desai said, “We found a lot of love from the people of central Asian countries for Indians. Large number of Indian’s living in European countries too called us home for dinner and treated us like their own.”