As mentioned above, there were other mountains in Monts d'Or, but since we could not find water in the end, we had to go back to Lyon. Still, compared to the last time, there was a great progress we made. Certainly we'll enjoy it a lot more from the next time on.
(From here, there's nothing about the nature in this region so if you are interested in southern France, you'd better skip it). I often find it very interesting to talk to Iranians or Chinese, namely rather materialistic people (I'm not saying it in a negative way), because when I asked Yasin, why he wanted to do road trips, essentially he said "I want to feel refreshed to be able to work better". So are you traveling for your work? "Yes".
In terms of girl friend, he had a similar point of view, which strongly reminded me of the conversation in Langzhou with tracy, whose mother did not allow him to have a girl friend until he gets a job. What counts is the "success in life", whatever it means.
The human society, that had always looked for making the harsh life better, made something that is certainly not very humane out of it, which may be represented in the form of materialism or capitalism, for example. Ironically, 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet union, which stood for (their) socialism, the capitalism collapsed, making it evident that this society of looking for "success" is not sustainable.
However, let's suppose we find a perfect system that would support all possibilities. I still wonder whether this tiny little planet of 510 million square kilometers with little resource can promise all the inhabitants of exploding human society to achieve the success they dream of.
"Happiness" is surely something that has to be defined individually. In front of this reality, the future we will sooner or later be confronted with might be much togher than we think currently.