Introducing Marsel: Our Cream-Colored Right-Sided Companion for the Next 6 Weeks!

Greetings, fellow adventurers! Allow us to introduce you to Marsel – our cream-colored marvel about to become our trusty sidekick for the next six weeks of epic escapades through the southern countries of Africa.

Born in an era of disco fever, bell-bottom jeans and pre-kids, our 1976 Mercedes-Benz Marsel embodies the spirit of its time from what I recall while remaining timeless in its appeal. Though we haven’t met in person yet, Michael and I are looking forward to getting Marsel out on the roads around Cape Town in the coming days.

Have you ever tried driving a right-sided car on the wrong side of the road? It’s like playing a game of automotive Twister, where your brain tries to untangle itself from the confusion of being on the opposite side of the steering wheel. One minute, you’re reaching for windshield wipers instead of your turn signal, and the next, you’re passenger is yelling ‘left, left, left!” all the while missing a turn. But your windshield is clean! Let’s just hope there are no roundabouts!