Day 212

We've since had an update - we are elated and feeling sick with anticipation all at the same time!  We have managed to gather together and align the planets and we are now able to drive through Egypt. 

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Thank you so much to everyone who has helped us to make this happen.  We are forever grateful.  It means that at last we can fulfil our original dreams and follow the trip as we had planned, driving all the way from UK to Southern Africa.

So, now we leave from UK and drive through France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia and Botswana (click here for an updated list with dates).  This will take us till May 2010 and if we still have enough left in the kitty and sufficient wanderlust, we'll have another 6 months either up the west coast of Africa or through India, Nepal, Thailand and back home via Russia.  Still thousands of miles away and we need make no decisions yet.  Joy!!