Same people, same vehicle… mostly the same equipment, back again! This time we are heading to Australia via Asia and plan on updating this same blog along the way. The same ramblings and drivel as always! But the story below remains largely unchanged.
So for friends and family this page may seem a little self-important I guess but for those of you who are fellow overlander’s it also seems appropriate to introduce ourselves.
Richard and I (Jo) are both New Zealanders living and working in London. We decided after a short (and guiltily luxurious) holiday to Africa late in 2010 that we would do it again… by road. Richard was born in Malawi and has not returned since leaving the country for New Zealand as a boy so this is a great way for him to check out his old ‘hood… and I guess I’m just along for the ride 🙂
We are both “car people” and so the biggest hurdle for us was choosing the right vehicle, right by our standards at least. Although we have had a number of alarmed facial expressions in response to our purchase of a 2008 LR Discovery 3 G4 Challenge edition we adore it and made our decision based on only having to fit a few essential items (roof tent and 6th wheel carrier). Everything on the car came from the factory and that gave us the confidence we needed. Such a personal thing though! There is a good selection of perfectly adequate vehicles to choose from but we had developed a bit of an emotional attachment to the G4 cars early on in the search and therefore waited a very patient 10 months for “the one” to come available. Richard was only narrowly steered away from the RR Sport V8 G4 model… imagine the consumption on that!!
Our site is constantly updating while we are on the road and at some point soon we will have a preparation page up and running, hopefully someone out there in Internet land will find this useful! We found detailed information for planning was often difficult to come by and so we will help where we can.
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