F &J: so I'm looking through your trip report, culling pictures to sketch, and notice a serious omission ;)- there's not a single photograph with your truck in 'Camp' mode- ie with the tent deployed.
Guess you were always in the "being stared at" mode and couldn't afford the obligatory poser shot. :)
Was sent here from www.streetcommodores.com.au forum from Australia, and spent the last 4 hours reading about your amazing journey. Joined here to say thanks for sharing, and good luck in your future expeditions.
Welcome here - this thread really went all around the world!
Originally Posted by mobil1_oils
Another captivated viewer. Thank you!
Another new member from Melbourne, Australia.
Thanks very much F. & J. - inspirational trip and absolutely fantastic report.
Thanks for the time and effort taken to transpose this from your notes into a coherent report.
You two obviously made the right decisions and stuck to your plan at all the right times, and were flexible enough to make changes when and where required, to survive this epic adventure.
Thanks Fred & Josephine for a well-written report. As a fellow Belgian I already had a lot of respect for Aalst people (don't miss the carnival), but this has increased it even more.
A lot of respect for your adventure and for your take on life. The affection you have for one another really transpires from your account.
I'm in the wrong time zone to catch you live on 5 December but here's hoping that there will be a replay option.
I'm also new here having come via Jalopnik. Read this on and off planes and in hotel rooms over 48 hrs, in between bouts of work. This read like a suspense thriller .... Loved the cliffhangers.
Having travelled extensively in Asia (but not Africa) I also welcome your remarks about not distorting local economies by a misguided belief that we should pay "fair" ie Western prices.
Looking forward to the final comments, even though I'll never own an Off road vehicle and hate camping out. marvelous writing; honest reportage.
Best wishes from a dedicated urban dweller who's only driven a car on a dirt road a handful of times in his life,
Josephine and Frederik'
I don't even remember how I found this forum. I stumbled upon it and I had to finish reading how your adventure finished. Started reading last night and finished this morning. This is an adventure I could only dream of doing. Thank you for the great write up for I was able to do it vicariously though you.
You write up was very impressive. I hope that you are thinking of writing a book for I would be inline waiting to buy and read it.
Just signed up to say thank you for sharing your incredible journey. You are an inspiration to many and have us glued to our computers (im)patiently waiting for your next post. :) Thank you for taking the time to share your story with the rest of us.
That's an awesome sketch. thanks for taking the time to share.
Originally Posted by taco2go