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Farewell to Tracy

After working for Oasis for four and a half years, Tracy is leaving us to do what she loves most – travel! Those of you who have travelled with us to South America or the Middle East may know Tracy either as a tour leader on the road or as your contact here at HQ. Here’s a bit about Tracy and how she got into overlanding… Tracy - the Oasis Overland South America and Middle East Expert!Born in Australia, 30-something years ago my passion for Overland style travel began as a young girl of 7, when my parents pulled me out of school for 6 weeks to do a road trip from Perth to Broome, camping in some beautiful places along the way. Once I hit 19, with a few more camping trips under my belt, I had a huge desire to travel to foreign lands and by doing odd jobs in hospitality, I had finally saved enough money to head to the UK with my ancestral visa. A trip to Europe and spending Anzac Day in Gallipoli were my first trip and then next on the agenda was Africa. I signed up for the 54 day Apes & Lakes trip with Oasis Overland in 2004 because I liked the look of the brochure (which back in the day had no colour in it!). It was the beginning of something but I just didn’t know what! Three years went by and after a trip to Morocco, where I decided I needed a lifestyle change, I applied for a position as a tour leader with Oasis, which led me to spend 3 months on our Regional Explorer tours in Egypt, 9 months on our Middle East trucks and 2 years on our trucks in South America, making some great friends and leaving me with fond memories along the way. A year and a half was then spent working and road tripping in Canada and the USA with a friend before joining the Oasis Overland office team in October 2013 as the South America, Egypt and Morocco ‘Expert’! Tracy and friend!First Oasis truck travelled on: Murray with legendary crew Nancy & Jason Favourite country: Too many to choose from but Argentina & Chile are right up there! Top thing to pack: Anti-inflammatory tablets, nothing worse than being itchy. Top tip: When you arrive in a new place, don’t immediately get connected to the internet, get out and explore the sights, sounds & smells. There is a big world beyond WIFI! What is your favourite travel memory? Trekking with the Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda and hiking in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, both unforgettable and I’d do them both again if I had the chance. Thank you Tracy for all your hard work (and baking) over the years.

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