We could not have been able to head on our trip and realise our travel dreams without the support of our family.  From storage solutions, moral support, listening ears and helping hands to well wishes and a genuine want to be a part of our experience…to share in our journey…honestly we could not have done this without you.  Thanks Mum, Dad & Joan, Ma & Pa, Rod, Merryl, Geoff & David.

Thanks to those companies and individuals who have helped us on our journey.  We would thoroughly recommend you:

Peppina from the Australian Automobile Association and Sue and the RACQ team in Queensland who have helped us through the carnet paperwork and securing this.  It was a pleasure to work with you and we cannot stress enough how much your support helped us.

Africa Expedition Support Operations Manager, Debs, has been an ongoing motivator who has encouraged us all the way and shared experiences.  You have picked us up on so many occasions when we thought it was all impossible.  Check out their African adventures at

The Russian Experience for our travels from Hong Kong through to Russia on the Trans Siberian.  Odette has been fabulous!   And Mark from Global Travel.

Rhys, Steve and Scott from Cargo Online (Aus) and Kevin from RJJ Freight (UK) who have shipped our car to the UK to start our journey, and responded to all of our emails about every detail of the process. and

Thanks to Phil & Alison of REIS for finding ‘a way’ when it seemed impossible to obtain 3rd party car insurance.
We had a fantastic time in Mongolia thanks to Uliziimaa (Oogi) of Shuren Travel and our fellow travellers.  We would encourage anyone interested in travelling to this interesting and friendly country to contact Shuren Travel and secure Oogi as your guide to the nomad world.

Oogi and our fellow travellers

Thanks to Clarissa and Wendy for hosting us in Scotland.  We had a great time.  Made extra special because of you guys. 
We recommend Riad Remmy in Essouira, Morocco.  Stu and Sandra was really helpful and genuinely interested in making our stay in their beautiful riad (in the centre of town) a memorible one.
Strongly encourage all South Africans and visitors to stay at Kambro Cottages in Graaf Rienet, South Africa Karoo.  Greg is a wonderful host who shares his own experiences of the local area.  His B&B is beautiful – the best we have ever stayed in.  We look forward to returning again soon.  To book email Greg
When in Mombasa the best place to stay is Bahari Beach Resort.  The staff made us feel at home on both our stays.  We couldn’t have got our car without Fred’s help (thank you).  The owner, manager and all the F&B staff did everything they could to make our stay and our engagement memorable.

Thanks to the friendly staff of Lions Bluff.  We had a lovely stay, made so much more memorable by your hospitality.

Steve Emmanuel from the Usambara Mountains, thanks for letting us into your world for a short time and explaining not only the history of the area, and of Tanzania, but of your interesting life story.  Steve runs a range of tours from half day to seven day treks and can tailor any tour to suit the travellers requirements +255 27 264 0132.

We encourage all travellers to stay with Willie, Irma and Maggie at Hakuna Matata campsite and bungalows in northern Malawi.  A beautiful setting right on the lake at Chitimba, and hospitality like you wouldn’t believe.  Willie is a mechanic too. An ideal gateway to Livingstonia at the top of the mountains. /09947 83983.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. simonmiddap
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 11:21:23

    I wish the lovely couple all the best on their travels and hope they come back to OZ refreshed and happy.- bullshit – in fact I want NICOLE back at ENERGEX as quickly as possible – she has been absolutely fantastic to me , my team and the organisation – Simon Says “come back healthly, rested and bloody soon”


  2. Clarissa Lawton
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 00:29:44

    Heh Nic, you guys are doing such an amazing trip, so jealous..Might have to join you for some parts…Cx


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