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Otto is back after 26 Years

I would say he beat Woolly by 850.000 Kilometers.
With "Otto" around world: world traveler returns after 26 years


Stephanie Pilick

October 8, 2014 17:00
Berlin / Gstadt am Chiemsee (dpa / lby) - he has seen it and left almost 900,000 km behind 215 countries: After 26 years ended Gunther Holtorf (77) from the Upper Bavarian Gstadt am Chiemsee his journey around the world. On Wednesday, he drove at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin - with his traveling companion, "Otto", a blue SUV.
Holtorf started its journey in 1989, together with his now deceased wife Christine. First, only a trip was planned to Africa, but then the couple traveled the world. Only three African countries and some small island states were the two from - too insecure or not to travel by car. In some countries Holtorf said to have been the first foreigner allowed to enter by car - about Myanmar in Southeast Asia. «Pioneer journeys calls" Holtorf trips like this.
He and his wife had made in the past decades, no vacation, stressed the globetrotter. And adding proudly: "This was a pure adventure tour". He had experienced several dangerous situations. So he was a hyena and two elephants encountered in the wild. Where it best pleased him? "There, where no people were - in the desert, in the mountains and in the jungle."
Holtorfs SUV "Otto", built in 1988, made during the trip not once flabby - even an accident in Madagascar survived the car, which is still operating today with the original engine. But now return, "Otto" and its owner back to the Chiemsee, where Holtorf has a house. "This thing is over, the world is traveling."







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