For God's Sake Saddle me a Donkey by Dinah Priestley
The adventurous families with the blitzer Photo: Dinah Priestley and RNZ
Four New Zealanders and their two young children travel in an old army blitzer from Wellington NZ to London between 1963 and 65. Their travels are fraught with accidents - they fall into Thai rivers, their truck bogs in the mud of the Ganges, they lose the rag.
But always it is the kindness and concern of peasants and prostitutes, missionaries and Maharajahs that helps them through.
If you look at a small map, it looks relatively easy to get from Malaysia to Thailand. Right? Wrong. Dinah Priestley recalls the reality when she was with a group of New Zealanders who tried it in a… Audio