Bill Young : OVC 1962/64…

Posted by on Dec 19, 2011 in Overseas Visitors Club
Bill Young : OVC 1962/64…

I first went over with the OVC from Salisbury, Rhodesia, as it was then, early in 1962 and stayed until 1964. In between jobs with the OVC I spent three months backpacking around Europe with a girlfriend. Later I met an Aussie girl who was to become my wife. We enjoyed some great trips driving around Britain but then decided that backpacking overland to Rhodesia would be a great adventure. A carefully planned trip using rail and paddle steamers up the Nile seemed the easiest and, according to the OVC travel adviser, should have taken four to six weeks. However, delays at borders and the Nile being blocked with weed resulted in  visas and permits expiring en route which required multiple visits to different government departments in Khartoum to validate our situation. Eventually we arrived, skinny and threadbare, after three and a half months travelling through desert, swamp, jungle and bush!!!  Regards… Bill.  Kallaroo WA 6025 Australia  Email Address

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