You've met BlueBelle, now it's the serious work of getting her ready to go.
I'm still a long way off setting out, especially because I still need to earn/raise a large sum of money to cover the costs of the journey. But I've always believed that in order to get success you have to at least be on the path heading toward it. Thus, I continue with 'the plan' despite not quite knowing if I can manifest it.
First thing was to clean out the van and try to rid it of the disgusting smell of oil. I think they had,...
Finally, here is an introduction to BlueBelle my new friend with whom I intend to drive home to Zimbabwe ... InShaAllah (god willing) as they say in Arabic.
As per my last blog here are the details of the van, whom I have affectionately called BlueBelle.
MODEL: Transit 190 LWB
ENGINE: 2496cc - Diesel (Heavy Oil)
She started out life working for a church as a disability and community vehicle and at some time she was a general runabout van for someone who didn't really look after her. She came to me from a dealer East of...
Apart from the people suggesting that I should fly like everyone else, I've also had a number of recommendations on the route I should take, from taking Eastern or Western routes and cutting through the Sahara desert. In addition I've also read a number of books of people who have taken trips from North to South and the challenges and benefits of each.
I've had to take several factors into account when making my decision;
Firstly I'm a woman, travelling on my own, I hate sand (you'll seldom find me on a beach never mind in the middle of a desert),...
Dot is Zimbabwean born and raised and having lived in Europe for almost 20 years she is on a quest to drive home through Africa.
As a woman, almost 60, many people think she is embarking on a fool's quest ... read more about Dot or subscribe to her Blog for more details.
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