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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. Many of their experiences found there way into my story.