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Thanks to those who were generous with their time and knowledge: for information about London taxis, Steve Olsen and Brian Hickey of London Taxi Weddings (londontaxiweddings.com.au); for Citroen 2CVs, Michael and Annette Molesworth; for Mercedes Benz models, Randall Smith; for carnet and fuel issues, Tony Wheeler, Derek Amey and Colin Forsythe; and for Afghani carpets, Najaf Mazarin.

Special thanks to my friends who shared their travel stories with me: Tony Murray, Jill Wheeler, Drew Hopkins, Chris and Jan Martz, Tony and Wendy Faehse, Rhonda Holdsworth, Chris Langman, Cara Pilkington and David Wilding.