We are a South African (Marcello) and a Brit (with a twist of American – don’t want to get in trouble with Dad! (Karen)). We’ve been living in London and are now about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
The idea to take a slightly longer route home to Cape Town – driving through Europe and down the East side of Africa – came about for Marcello a couple of years ago. So after a lot of research into the best vehicle to take on such a trip he bought the last character in this journey, the trusty steed that is Charlie. Charlie is a Land Rover Defender and he has been lovingly modified and tended to ever since.
In the meantime, Karen had been dreaming of going on another big trip since returning from her gap year pre-university and it was becoming increasingly difficult to ignore those itchy feet. Plans of a backpacking adventure and a long list of desired countries had been coming together, but after meeting Marcello in October, jumped at the invitation to join him on an even more exciting journey.