From 2007 to 2009, I participated on the trip of a life time, one that took from through 19 countries in Africa and Asia. I joined a company called Hot Rock Expeditions on an overland tour of Africa that is specifically focused on rock climbing and adventure tourism. Having a class one drivers license and a keen sense of adventure I soon became an employee of the company which saw me driving sections of Northern Africa such as Ethiopia and Kenya. I continued on as a driver of the trip and drove the tour from India to Singapore by way of the Khunjerab Pass in Pakistan and across the Taklamakan and Gobi Deserts in China. I drove a 20 ton single rear axle body job that had once successfully circumnavigated the globe. We carried with us over 20 passengers on the ride of a lifetime.
Below is a picture of Hot Rock Expeditions big red truck otherwise affectionately known as BiRT. We are in the Karakorum Mountains in a small Northern Pakistani town called Passu. This next picture is from the Etosha salt pans in Etosha National Park in Namibia.
This trip developed my interest in the World as it is today. How economies around the World participate in the Global market, finding out where products come from first hand is an enlightening process. It makes one realize just how fantastically large and complex our current issues are and how there is really no easy answer for any of us. I also did a lot of rock climbing!