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23 years on the road

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23 years on the road

Postby Dave » Tue 24 Jul 2012 01:00 GMT

Brilliant slideshow and audio narrative on the BBC Magazine website about Gunther Holtorf, who set off with his wife on an 18-month drive around Africa in a Mercedes G-Wagen back in 1989... and is still going, though his wife isn't - she died a couple of years back but urged him to keep driving.

Some of the photography is really excellent. He's got two cameras, both Leicas, both 35mm film.
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Postby Kay » Tue 24 Jul 2012 12:54 GMT

Great! Very enjoyable as well as being impressive.
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Postby ruggie » Thu 23 Aug 2012 08:28 GMT

Great. Anyone know how his wife died? She doesn't look old or sick in any of the photos.

He seems to have one of the better G-Wagens. I've known a couple of friends who had them but didn't find them very reliable - but that may have been crappy garages servicing them...
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