The Road Goes Ever On and On

In order to demonstrate my worthiness of receiving a Jeep so that I can travel the world, I will now proceed to relate what I plan to do in order to prepare for this undertaking.

  • Step 1: Learn self-defence so that the pirates in Somalia don’t get me. (Yay! Another reason to do Krav Maga!)
  • south-african-passportStep 2: Get passport up to date (Errrm, kinda let mine lapse 5 years ago – better head down to Home Affairs and get it sorted)
  • Step 3: Learn basic geography
  • Step 4: Learn a couple more languages (Swahili, French, Portuguese, Greek, Italian, German, Spanish, Mandarin. That should do!)
  • Step 5: Invest in huge canister jobbies for transporting fuel and water. Label them carefully so that I don’t confuse fuel and water.
  • Step 6: Acquire a shotgun and the skills to use it (yet another good reason to go on this trip!)
  • Step 7: Investigate Global WiFi hotspots. Or satellite uplink thingy.
  • Hypodermic-SyringeStep 8: Get my immunisations (is there one for Zombieism yet?)
  • Step 9: Invest in a proper digital camera (or get one sponsored – @Nikon: you interested?)
  • Step 10: Find that co-pilot/mechanic. Any offers yet? (Own sonic screwdriver required)

Around the World in 80 Days


The shop is all very good and well and awesome, but want I want to do RIGHT NOW is get a jeep and drive around the world. Look: I even made a route map:


(More details available here:  Route Leg 1 (Cape to Cairo); Route Leg 2 (Northern Africa)Route Leg 3 (Europe Part 1)Route Leg 4 (Europe Part 2)Route Leg 5 (Russia & Asia)Route Leg 6 (Alaska & Canada)Route Leg 7 (USA)Route Leg 8 (Central America)Route Leg 9 (South America).)

Of course, I am completely and utterly broke, so my grand scheme is to get sponsors via a social media campaign. Like Jeep, fr’instance. If they could hook me up with the vehicle and a bunch of fuel, I’ll totally rave about them on the blog of my adventures. Which everyone will read of course, because it’s so awesome. Like a unicorn. Or Pickwick the Dodo.

JeepRubiconAnd I’ll need a travel buddy who can also fix the car: applications now welcome!

So I’m going to try and get a Twitter trend going with #GirlinaJeep, and hope that the big dogs get interested.

Help a girl out, would ya? Share with your friends!