From Cape to Cairo: 80-year-old Julia travels to Egypt using 20-year-old car

The African Conquest started when a listener namedof Julia Albu, called in the show to tell John Maytham that she was planning to drive her 20-year-old vehicle from Cape Town to Cairo.

Albu departed from the West Coast on the 13th of June 2017 and arrived in Cairo two weeks ago.

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

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

It took approximately 4 – 5 months because I had to make some stops on the way for repairs.

Julia Albu, the African conquest

Albu says that she took an unplanned trip to Uganda because her son urged her to visit the festive country. Albu adds that when she reached the Egyptian border, she ended up sleeping in a cafeteria with 7 Egyptians for two nights.

The only time I felt insecure was when I gave a lift to somebody, and at the next border post they pulled him out of my car. After some yelling and screaming we managed to sort it out.

Julia Albu, the African conquest

Click on the link below to hear more of her travels…


This article first appeared on 702 : From Cape to Cairo: 80-year-old Julia travels to Egypt using 20-year-old car


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