Today's cars and tires are stronger, and today's adventurers are every bit as fit, resourceful, and determined as we were, but because of the international situation, it just can't be done today. Political animosities, civil wars, virulent ultranationalism, militant religious fundamentalism, and several fanatical dictators have closed the borders, severed the roads, barred or trapped the car-borne travelers, and caused such severe and dangerous problems that none but the most death-defying daredevils would contemplate this journey today. And I believe even these intrepid dreamers would give it up... More >>>