About the Show
To square up on some of the questions our family and friends have been asking over the last few months with varying degrees of astonishment and/or mocking, we'll try and answer some of them here.

Q: What are you doing this for?

The aim of this year is not just to make it to the other end in reasonable time, with perfect photographic evidence and acceptable levels of personal hygiene in tact (but lets cross our fingers on that one). The aim is really to challenge ourselves to do something significant. Driving overland (as opposed to flying) makes for some considerable geographic and logistical trials – to the point where driving becomes as much a part of the challenge as it is defining. We both want to afford ourselves the time and space to see and experience the landscapes and cultures as they really are – good, bad and ugly - and driving will give us access to places and freedom in our schedule to do this.

Above all, a major goal is to ensure the experiences we have throughout the trip give us plenty of perspective to drive whatever it is we do with our lives afterwards. Just to be really clear, we’re both adamant we’re not going to end up wearing hemp, complaining about people using mobile phones and generally unable to integrate back into society.


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