A humorous, warts and all travel log of a young family (author 37, wife Eirene 38 and their three daughters Abigail 1, Emily 4 and Hannah aged 6) driving 30,000 miles from the UK to Australia, via the Beijing Olympics, in 2008/09. It details the highs and lows of family life on the road including encounters with terrorist bombings, earthquakes, blood-clots, gun-toting soldiers, covert tracking devices, landslides, mines, lice, dolphins, ghosts and snakes in a Toyota Land Cruiser that was confiscated in China and blew up in Thailand.
If you’ve ever thought about throwing it in and doing something completely different, then this is a must read.
Includes full equipment list, costs, visa details, preparations required, route, vehicle maintenance tasks and sponsorship opportunities.
“Wishing you all the luck in the world on your mad trip—you will certainly feel the miles. You can hear it now - ”Dad, are we nearly there yet?” - well hum no! Wrap fish in foil and cook it on the engine block and don’t drink the water. And remember, eat Marmite and the mozzies won’t bother you. Best wishes.”
Si and Dave - The Hairy Bikers
“Best of luck with the trip Graham and achieving something I never have - taking children!”
Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE - Adventurer