“Just keep heading South until you run out of bitumen, then turn left.”
And we did… but it wasn’t as easy as that! He also said, “If you get caught outside the truck during a sandstorm – lie down – back to wind – and just keep rocking from side to side. Stay on top of the sand.” And we did – and it worked!
Back in London…
The Old Blue Truck was sold – for £20 – and was last seen being prepared for yet another trip to Europe. Wonder if she made it…
There are several chapters in this section…
Links to each chapter are below – and also drop down from the navigation bar at top of page.
|1.||London to Le Mans, France:||by Keith – because he speaks French, we hoped to contact old friends in Le Mans before trip 2.|
|2.||Le Mans to Torremolinos, Spain:||by the three of us – because we couldn’t rely on any one of us to tell the whole story…|
|3.||Torremolinos to Tunis, Tunisia:||By the three of us – for the last time. And a very funny episode in a Turkish Bath…|
|4.||Tunis to Cairo, Egypt:||By the two of us – some embarrassment for John. Serious reflections for all. Peter left in Cairo.|
|5.||Cairo to Istanbul, Turkey:||David and John go it alone. David falls in love – and John spends a week in a family of women.|
|The Syrian Tank Corps causes us some concern and we blow the engine in Ankara.|
|6.||Istanbul to London:||David and John bring the Old Blue Truck home – but not without trauma.|
|A drug search entering Greece – brake failure on the hills at Skala – a military coup in Athens.|
|A casino win in Monte Carlo. Visits to all the iconic tourist sites of Europe.|