Initially I had been planning to do the trip on my own but after a friend initiated a blind date with Debbie, my plans started changing. I quite fancied asking her to join me and had often hinted that I had a dream to drive across Africa.
I opted to present her with an invitation highlighting a few key facts and instilling some enthusiasm for a year spent in an overland prepared vehicle.
The challenge of owning your dream is making sure you can share the excitement, the fun and allow someone else, whose ideas might differ from your own to participate fully.
A few thoughts that might scare her into believing that this was not going to be a five-star adventure:
Culture, Wildlife, Terrain - Africa has it all!
Looking back (9 years ago), the invite brings back a flood of memories: the preparation, the resigning of jobs, packing up and driving off in an overland prepared Land Rover Defender - and that was just the start of a year long adventure.
If interested, you can download a copy of my invite from dropbox: The Invite
How did you invite your passenger?