Home is a Journey
Irene Joan Marais
In 1958 three brothers and two ladies embarked on a road trip of a lifetime. Travelling for four months, starting in Cape Town across Africa through Europe and finishing in London in a VW Kombi, they got to see and do things that most people will never get the chance to. It was a foolhardy trip, with the most inappropriate and basic of equipment by modern standards, yet the pioneer spirit, companionship, raw tenacity and finding of a soul mate saw them overcoming all obstacles. This book is the daily diary account by 26-year-old Joan as she describes her maiden voyage of sights, companions and recounts the numerous travelling challenges detailing an era long gone.