The Zapp Family Have Been Traveling The World None Stop Since The Year 2000


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After driving their way through Africa, the Zapp family have another country on their to do list - Turkey.

For the last 15 years, Herman and Candelaria Zapp have traversed the coasts of South and North America, Asia, Australia and Africa in their 85-year-old vehicle which has also been their home.

Along the way they have covered more than 200,000 miles and visited more than 40 countries. Oh and they've also had four kids - all born in different countries.

Pampa, thirteen, was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, Tehue, eleven, was born in Argentina, Paloma, 8, is a native of Vancouver Island, Canada, and little Wallaby,7, is - obviously - from Australia.

Former IT specialist Herman, 44, and his wife Candelaria, 42, set off from Argentina in 2000 and began driving across South and North America, as well as Australia, New Zealand and now Asia.

Herman, who was born in San Francisco, moved to Argentina to work on his grandfather's cattle ranch when he was a boy.

While in Argentina, 10-year-old Herman met his child hood sweet-heart Candelaria when she was only 8, and the couple have been together ever since.

They married in 1996.

When the money quickly ran out on their first trip, they decided to rely on the kindness of other people who give them shelter, food and petrol.

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