When I started to speak to people about my idea to drive through Africa to reach home I have to confess I did so reluctantly as there are those people who are dream stealers and while I have thought through all (well probably not ALL, but many) of the pros and cons I still want to do it and I didn't want to be drowning in alarming stories or warnings. However, I was surprised and delighted by the response and support I've received by most people.
Of course there have been many comments, like you're very brave, which somehow I've always...
I'm regularly asked how I came up with the idea to drive home. After all I've lived outside my country of birth for 35 years and have not returned for the past 25 years, why would I conceivably want to return now?
Like the best ideas, it came about as a convergence of times, experience and circumstance. So there isn't a clear one line answer to this, but I'll try to not only put my thoughts into writing but also to share them with you.
Firstly, although I've been outside my country (for those who don't know, it is Zimbabwe) for...
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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