FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Julia’s done this trip to promote literacy and education. “Until the age of 18, I was dyslexic and couldn’t read a book, so literacy’s close to my heart,” she says. She distributed books and offered reading lessons to children along the way, helping to raise awareness of the Shine Literacy organisation in Cape Town. On the European leg of her trip, she collected toys and books, generously donated by old and new friends, which she’ll be dispersing at orphanages on her route home.