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April: Singapore to Madras
May: Madras to Istanbul
June: Istanbul to Tavistock
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In April 1967 my father and I drove from Singapore to London in a Citro├źn ID 19. I was 18 years old at the time and was enrolled at the University of Hamburg in the winter semester 1967.

As Burma (now Myanmar) was impassable by road, we shipped the car from Penang to Madras (now Chennai), then drove through India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey to Europe. We had intended to travel to Israel, but the timing proved to be inappropriate: we would have arrived there round the end of May, just before the beginning of the Six-Day War. On advice from the British Consul in Tehran, we chose not to go. I often wonder if that was the correct choice.

The following diary pages relate to this journey:


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