This is what I awoke to this morning:
1:33 am (7 hours ago)
to: Kim, Jon, Denis, Rollum, Phantomhip, Joe, Matt, Adam, Andrew, Shelley, Kevin
date: Jul 16, 2008 1:33 AM
subject: My Mercedes is not for sale
Remember my urban legend that you can buy a brand new Ford F-150, drive it to Alaska, and sell it at a profit, even though you just drove the hell out of it to Alaska?
Well, this is kinda like that, but way more dangerous. West Africans want cars so badly, that you can buy a beat-up car in Amsterdam and drive it all the way to Burkina Faso, and make money doing it!
For the map-impaired, here's your itinerary:
(cross the Bosporus at Istanbul)
(drive across the Sahara Desert - I originally thought this meant drive a highway across the desert. It apparently means drive across the f*%^ing desert)
Arrive at some hilarious tragic coastal country, get a carwash, and sell your hell car at a huge markup. Your hell car you just drove across the damn Sahara Desert.
Beware (in order of appearance):
I just dug out my passport, so I'm ready to go basically whenever. Pack a swimsuit and a turban. Life takes Visa. I also heard you can buy a cruise ship in Sierra Leone and sell it in Nicaragua for a huge markup, so we're all set for the return trip.
Yes, I'm marrying this man in a few months. Hopefully this is not what he has in mind for our honeymoon. I was really hoping for something with a little more beach time and a little less genocide....