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80-year-old Julia's latest 'My African Conquest' installment

I will never, ever give up. It is the most wonderful thing I have ever done.

Julia Albu

It has been a lifelong dream of Julia Albu to drive through the African continent.

Last year she called into the John Maytham Show from her Jakkelsfontein home and spoke to John about making her dream a reality.

Read: 80 years old Julia plans to drive her 1997 Toyota Conquest all the way to London

In June this year, she decided to set off in her trusty 20-year-old Toyota Conquest.

Also Read: 80-year-old Julia Albu all set for African adventure in 20-year-old Toyota

Julia has a blog My African Conquest where you can follow her journey.

She is back in town to deal with her health insurance which has expired.

They refuse to insure you if you are out of the country more than three months.

Julia Albu

She says it is something she plans to fight.

She says she has made so many friends through her travels and Africa is the most wonderful continent.

There is a generosity of spirit.

Listen to Julia's description of her travels through Africa:


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