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Old 04-06-2013
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Re: Around Cape Agulhas

When I was volunteering in the mountains of Lesotho there was one of those vans about 500 feet below the highway in a steep section of switchbacks. On one occasion the van could not get up the hill and the conductor jumped out of the van to stick a rock behind a tire so the van and driver could get ready for another go at it. Heard the story of the vans. They are originally used in Japan until a certain age (5 years) when it becomes too expensive to certify. Then they are sold to former British islands in the Caribbean where they are used for several more years and then sent to Africa. Works because all of the countries you drive on the left.

Part of cruising for sure. Those vans, mainly Toyotas are everywhere.
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