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Saturday, 4 September 2010

Passenger Profile #10: Karen - Afrian Trails 'Ultimate Trans Africa' Overland Trip

  • Name: Karen
  • Age: 47
  • From: New Zealand (married to Neal and living in Massachusetts)
  • Most likely to say: "Has the kettle boiled yet?"
  • Leg of trip: Morocco to Cape Town

Amateur geologist - spending hours scouring the African countryside for crystals

and meteorites.

Great dry sense of humour.

Bringing up Victoria - the girl who qualifies as a college level intellectual.

Avid animal lover and strict vegetarian.

Has an awesome relationship with daughter Victoria (also on the trip)
Got off the truck avec famille in Cape Town.

Hop, skipping and jumping with Victoria at Wikki warm springs

Karen after having her hair braided at Big Milly's in Ghana
Karen after the braids were taken out - welcome to the eighties!!

Bartering for food in the Morrocan markets

Mud, mud, glorious mud
Behind bars in Morocco

Watching the Dogon women dancing one evening

Bobbing for apples

Loving the animals in Namibia

Post- Jigger flea removal operation

Getting stuck in digging out the truck in Cameroon

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