The Fair Food Forager & Friends Show

#26 Rob Riddell - Stories of driving around the world in 5 years

January 02, 2021 Fair Food Forager / Paul Hellier Season 1 Episode 26
The Fair Food Forager & Friends Show
#26 Rob Riddell - Stories of driving around the world in 5 years
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The Fair Food Forager & Friends Show
#26 Rob Riddell - Stories of driving around the world in 5 years
Jan 02, 2021 Season 1 Episode 26
Fair Food Forager / Paul Hellier

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

We also discussed the following for interested overland travellers.

Kazakh Steppe
Kombi Life
Overlanders Handbook
Overlander App

Share your images or find ethical and sustainable food when you're on the road on the #fairfoodforagerapp
Make sure you rate and review this podcast and send it along to anyone who loves travel.

Support the show here

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/fairfoodforager)

Show Notes

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

We also discussed the following for interested overland travellers.

Kazakh Steppe
Kombi Life
Overlanders Handbook
Overlander App

Share your images or find ethical and sustainable food when you're on the road on the #fairfoodforagerapp
Make sure you rate and review this podcast and send it along to anyone who loves travel.

Support the show here

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/fairfoodforager)