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‘One Vespa, a million brothers’: Scooter enthusiasts gather in Jambi

Jon Afrizal

The Jakarta Post

Jambi  /  Wed, August 28, 2019  /  09:58 am
‘One Vespa, a million brothers’: Scooter enthusiasts gather in Jambi

Sandra Carozzi poses in front of her scooter at the Jambi Kudju event in Jambi on Saturday. She and partner Mario Pecorari have traveled the world by scooter since 2003, before visiting Indonesia and meeting local scooter enthusiasts. (JP/Jon Afrizal)

Mario Pecorari and Sandra Carozzi, a couple from Treste, Italy, were enjoying themselves at a scooter festival in Jambi on Saturday. Pecorari and Carozzi found themselves among fellow scooter enthusiasts from Indonesia and countries around the world at the Jambi Kudju event. Pecorari and Carozzi said they had travelled around the world on scooters since 2003. The couple has been around Europe, South America and now Asia. They started their Asian journey in Vietnam, from where they headed to Indonesia. They usually stay for a week in every city and make friends with the local scooter community. “I don’t have any favorite place. Every country, city and town is unique,” Carozzi said. The two plan to continue their journey to Lake Toba in North Sumatra, located 739 km from Jambi. “We think it is a beautiful place to relax,” Carozzi said. The...