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A Dutchwoman has driven her tractor from a small
A Dutchwoman has driven her tractor from a small town in The Netherlands to the Cape of Good Hope in Africa, a Dutch newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Manon Ossevoort, 28, originally planned just to drive her tractor from her hometown of Friesenveen to Paris and chug around the Eiffel Tower, according to De Telegraaf newspaper.

Upon reaching Paris, Ossevoort, a theatrical actress, decided to continue south to Spain and through Africa, ending her travels more than three years later at the Cape of Good Hope, the paper said. Having reached the southernmost tip of Africa, Ossevoort plans on continuing further south, to the South Pole.

"I'm happy that I was able to go so far," she said. "This gives me a lot of energy for the last leg. This is a serious challenge but I'm still optimistic."

During her travels through Africa, she has been collecting dreams written on paper by people she meets on her way.

Ossevoort plans to go to Antarctica next year, noting that November is the best time for the crossing. "The most difficult part of my journey has started. I will have to stay at the Cape of Good Hope for 11 months," she was quoted as saying by De Telegraaf.

She added that this would give her time to make technical adjustments to the tractor, as well as acquiring other clothes and equipment needed for the journey.


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