At home in Africa and Asia these travelers
of the compass rose, are resident in Brunei
Darussalam, from where they organize Eco-expeditions through wild Borneo
operators). Penan nomads, kerosene lamps, snakes, crocs and leeches, and wild water
boating, are as common as a speed up to Palawan Interior just
for the sake of the Taot
Batu, the last of the cave people.
They scuba dive or Parasail, and if nothing
else "kick" some landmines at the Berm wall
the Spanish Sahara. They walked the Camino trail, a 600 km, to greet
Compostella, Climb the Mt. Kinabalu 20 times over, and the Mt.
Kilimanjaro for the visit Brunei
year 2001. But now in 2007 an event took place which Pfileas Fogg and even
Ibn Batuta the
famous Muslim traveler would have described as an overland voyage of
Driving solo from Cape Town, South Africa to the
Mediterranean Sea and Europe, then
following the traders on the silk route towards the rising sun, to reach
one day, wild
Borneo and peaceful Brunei, their home again. One would think, such a
can only be achieved with technical support as seen on famous rallies.
But quiet on the
contrary, Harun and Norhayati travel alone.
After 11 month on road,
they ended their flawless journey of 52.000 km
through 37 countries
in May 2008, traveling from Cape Town in South Africa via Europe to
They had a triumphal welcome on a Sunday morning, when arriving in Brunei
In July 2009, both adventurer set out once more to
traverse all lands laying before them, on
their conquest to circumnavigate our planet. Coming from Vladivostok,
heading first towards
Europe, they will direct “JAMBO” their vehicle and companion southerly
through Africa once
more. From the cold shores of South Africa turning westbound into the
Americas, as far as the continents reach, and find – with the Almighty’s blessing- their way home
again, one day in
the distant future.
This Solo expedition will demand the ultimate from them and their
machine. On their way
overcoming unknown dangers, be it man himself or just Snow- and
Sandstorms, Permafrost or
desert for a 1000 miles. Completing this task will catapult the travelers
up to the very few
humans, which dared and succeeded in such an undertaking.
For Norhayati the
charming female Malay out of Brunei Darussalam, it
becomes the climax of
her extraordinary achievements.
If you dare to
follow their solo overland journey of 2007/2008,
If you are curious about the daily events and
adventures, which have begun, jump on board,