1968: Sydney to London in a double-decker bus
It started on 8th October 1968, when fourteen excited young - and some not-so young - people climbed on board a 1947 double-decker bus called "Albert", in Martin Place, Sydney, to drive to London. We said goodbye to relatives and friends amongst much jollity, tears, streamers and excitement; drove round the corner and stopped - we had just had our first breakdown!
One hundred and thirty nine days later we got there - only two months later than planned. This is the story of how we did it - and the adventures we had along the way.
|Ready for departure|
|North Laos, Nam Kheung|
|Overlooking the Himalayas|
|School children on way to Benares, India|
|River Ganges, Benares|
|The dig at Dozan|
|Albert in the trench|
|Observers at the dig|
|View of Isfahan, Iran|
|Arrival in London|
Travellers Wanted... is the epic tale of fourteen people travelling across the world at a time when not many people travelled. They journeyed through countries few had ever been to and met people who had never seen a caucasian before, let alone a double-decker bus full.
If you enjoy travel writing, photography, or buses, it is a fascinating read.
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