On June 1, 2007, I began the journey from Los Angeles, California with a 1980 Mercedes Benz 300SD Turbo Diesel. Along the way, I was robbed, picked up a few backpackers and a Colombian hitchhiker, and almost drove off the Andes. I overcame a blown turbo, reverse transmission failure, power window failure, broken CV boots, leaking master brake cylinder and a sticking accelerator.
On August 14, 2007, after 14143.4 miles, I completed this journey by driving to the Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world.I hope to encourage and assist those interested in making a similar journey and to provide as much pertinent information as possible to make your experience an enjoyable and ultimately a successful one.
University of California, Berkeley – Bachelor of Science Business Administration, Haas School of Business
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary – Masters in Divinity
United States Army – Operation Iraqi Freedom
IBM – Financial Analyst, Plan Coordinator
House Party – Financial Analyst
ITHAKA (JSTOR) – Financial Analyst
Everyone makes the trip for different reasons. Here are mine.
Follow the 19 year old version of yours truly through my deployment to Kuwait, Qatar, Djibouti, and Kenya.