This drive isn't my day job. Not my sustenance. Neither am I saying that by travelling world one becomes world wise.
The purpose of the drive is not to clear a target or achieve a goal.Goals are important but it is still not the purpose. The purpose is to experience.
It is experience over outcome, and experience is invaluable, and doesn't need reason.
Any problem, any bad incident.
Concern was never about what is in store for us ahead. It was always about what we left behind. My parents, business, my son who is studying in Singapore, etc. With regard to this trip there always has been a hand of god. Our car never failed us. Not a single flat tyre.
Yes, we did have one break in incident, not in countries that family and friends warn you about, but in west Europe. Our car's windshield was broken in and we were burgled of 6 bags, laptops, storage devices, cash in hand, clothes and some other personal effects. Now when one door shuts on you, other three miraculously open.
A lady Rupa Kodachwad in Piacenza shelters all three of us. She lets us invade her privacy, dominate her bathrooms, annexe her living rooms, mess with her laptop, spread ourselves in every corner of the house.
She gave us comfort and rest that compensated for cumulative arrears of last six months. We could see Italy that is not documented, frequented or touristed. On every problem, not many though on this trip, we had a rainbow sprouting.