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Southeast Asia brings new challenges for Lexie and the Ford Explorer

With any bold journey issues will inevitably be encountered in some unspecified time in the future. To this point solely discovering charging factors, coping with tough roads and the occasional flat tyre have precipitated any difficulty, however in Vietnam the resolve of the problem was put to the check as Lexie fell sick throughout the first cease in Ho Chi Minh metropolis. With tight schedules to make border crossings and Lexie too sick to drive, the choice was taken to permit another person behind the wheel. 

Whereas these kilometres gained’t depend in her official RecordSetter try and be the primary individual to circumnavigate the globe in an electrical automobile, fortuitously there are nonetheless loads to journey to achieve the minimal requirement of 28,968 kilometres.

By Cambodia, Lexie was again to full health and in additional acquainted environment.  The five-hour drive from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap could also be new, however Siem Reap is a metropolis Lexie has visited quite a lot of instances; she travelled there as a baby, backpacked there a number of instances afterward and has returned to movie content material for work. This was the primary time she tried the native dish of fried tarantula although. 

Cambodia was at all times going to be a brief a part of the journey, with simply sufficient time to soak up the gorgeous Angkor Wat temple – a UNESCO World Heritage Website – earlier than the ever-healthy Ford Explorer was pointed in the direction of Thailand. 

Crossing the border into Thailand, the fifth nation visited in Asia, Lexie was quickly within the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. The unpredictable driving situations throughout the metropolis, much like these she skilled in India, are simply one of many many challenges she and the Ford Explorer are getting used to by now, nevertheless it requires fixed vigilance. Evidently it may be tiring and the quieter nation roads as they proceed to the southern coast are a welcome reduction, with the altering surroundings including essential psychological stimulation for Lexie on this epic journey.  

There’s extra psychological stimulation after they lastly cross into Malaysia, after one other tough delay at a border, as she has to change to driving on the opposite facet of the street. Adhering to completely different street guidelines in numerous nations is one more problem of a visit like this that many overlook. 

In Kuala Lumpar there was a completely completely different form of stimulation as Lexie visited Ann Osman, the primary feminine Muslim MMA fighter in Malaysia, who’s inspiring a brand new era of younger females to additionally struggle towards the conservative norms. Assembly in Ann’s native health club, Lexie discovered extra about her life and was then given a pair of gloves to attempt the game out for herself! 

Lexie had visited city Kuala Lumpar beforehand however the lengthy overland journey by the unexplored countryside to George City on Penang Island is a primary, with serenity to be discovered on the best way subsequent to the ocean. The multicultural cloth of George City is noticeable from the sound of Islamic name to prayer to the celebrations occurring for Chinese language New 12 months, in addition to the native delicacies. Lexie even tries the infamously odorous durian fruit and finds the style really fairly tolerable… actually in comparison with fried tarantula!

The final leg of the Asian journey stretched by Kuala Lumpar and all the best way right down to Tanjung Piai, the southernmost level of mainland Asia. Tough logistics, sickness and tough border controls on prime of the 1000’s of kilometres pushed have made getting up to now an actual achievement. Having overcome the challenges although, Lexie can now sit up for the subsequent huge problem; taking over South America.
You may observe Lexie and the Ford Explorer’s Cost Across the Globe at Ford Information Europe’s XInstagram and YouTube in addition to at Lexie’s Instagram and YouTube. Or just observe the #ChargeAroundTheGlobe hashtag.   



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