Rob Riddell - I'm pretty well making this up as I go, as there is very little information about Rob online. In short, Rob is a retiree from the UK, Wrexham, Wales to be precise.
After retirement and a marriage break up he decided to travel the world. Well thats not entirely true, he had been thinking about it for 20 years. He then spent a year researching his best route, vehicle and rough plan.
He purchased a beast of a truck meant for the journey a MAN 11 tonne dump truck converted into a mobile home. The Truck that had already done one around the world trip with its prior owner.
He then left the UK, drove across Europe, through the countries of the former USSR along the Pamir Highway in Tajikistan - Have a look at this road here. The stories he told me about this road after we finished recording are even more amazing. Go to 2:30min in this video
After not being able to enter China he went all the way back to Greece, then Egypt and drove the length of Africa before sending his truck to Australia while he flew and waited for it in Melbourne. After a little more than the expected time in Australia he waits for a ship to Mexico and the story will continue.
Find out more on Robs website - https://www.facebook.com/rob.riddell.106
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