TG's greatest adventures of 2013
Our best travel stories from a year cocking about the planet in cars
Posted: 20 Dec 2013
Brazilian favelas in a classic icon
"We've just arrived in a new Volkswagen Type 2 Kombi, a charming tin can of a thing you could dent with your little finger. It also doesn't have air-conditioning or power steering, so its driver - me - is perspiring freely in the humidity of what was once rainforest. The road ahead spirals off up the mountainside, the improvised dwellings on either side of it magically failing to collapse into each other. The man leaning against a whitewashed wall lets his rifle drop as he sees us. No threat here."
Volkswagen Type 2 Kombi
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