GLOBETROTTING ZAPPS ON VISIT
AN ARGENTINIAN family who have been travelling the world since 2000 visited the New Ross area recently, remarking on how beautiful the area is.
Hermann and Candelaria Zapp started their adventure in January 2000, touring around the world in a 1928 Graham Paige car, having four children along the way.
Their eldest son, Pampa (15) was born in North Carolina, Tehue (12) born during a brief visit home in Argentina, Paloma (9) born in Vancouver Island and Wallaby (8) born in Australia.
Candelaria was proud to mention that her, great-great-grandfather was a Kehoe from Ireland.
The family spent the night in Dunmain with Leo and Emer Kerwin and the couple remarked on how quaint New Ross town is, remarking on how beautiful the Dunbrody ship is. They told the Kerwins that they wished they could have spent more time here.
The following morning the family drove to Rosslare where they boarded the ferry en route to Wales. They are presently in The Netherlands.
The Zapps have invited Leo and Emer to stay in their home in Argentina when they wrap up their venture in 2018, having visited over 80 countries across five continents.
Leo said: ‘The short time the Zapps spent with us was very educational and interesting, The children were a pleasure to spend time with, well spoken and well mannered and we look forward to spending more time with them when we visit Buenos Aires.’
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Herman and Candelaria Zapp with their Co Wexford hosts, Leo and Emer Kerwin. Top: The Zapp family on tour.