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Kylie Patterson

Kylie started her training with us in January 2018

- What did you do for a living before becoming crew?

Having been bitten by the travel bug from a young age, I worked in hospitality to fund and then pay off debt I'd racked up from my travels! I also spent 4 years teaching English in Argentina.

- Why did you become Dragoman crew?

I was in search of a new and exciting challenge (plus an excuse to return to South America!). Driving a big truck around seemed to tick the box quite nicely!

- What's your favourite destination?

It's so hard to choose just one! But it's the places where architecture and natural beauty come together and just seem to work in harmony that I really love.. such as Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the Taj Mahal in India and Macchu Picchu in Peru.

- What has been your favourite or most memorable occasion on the road?

Climbing volcano Villarrica in Pucón, Chile. Trekking right to the top through black volcanic rock and glaciers using crampons and an ice axe was an unforgettable experience .. then after peering into the crater you get to slide back down on the snow whilst squealing like a kid!

- What's the most essential item in your backpack?

There's nothing like a portable speaker to set the mood whilst cooking dinner round the campfire. I also couldn't live without my head-torch!

- What is your one piece of advice to future overlanders/passengers?

The best memories are made when you're least expecting it. Just keep an open mind and be prepared for the unpredictable!