My MGB-GT – code-named Burgundy – is the baby of the group, built back in 1973. Which might be an auspicious year because that’s the year I wrote Across Asia on the Cheap, the first Lonely Planet guidebook. It’s also the only car with air-conditioning, that wasn’t intentional, it came with it when I bought it. Of course car air-con didn’t work that well 44 years ago.




Here I am with Burgundy in Melbourne, pre-departure