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Bagpipe playing trio explore Namibia in world record quest

Bagpipe playing trio explore Namibia in world record quest

The Gondwana Collection recently welcomed Three Wheels Co, a group of travel bloggers attempting to create a world record.

The three gentlemen are Travis Bluemling from the US, Chris Parkes (British-South African), and Ross OC Jennings (Scotland) aim to play the bagpipes in every country across the globe.

With the keys of a Namibia2Go Duster in hand, the three men have set off to explore Namibia, staying at the various Gondwana Collection properties.

So far, they have visited Kalahari Anib Lodge, Klein-Aus Vista, and the Namib Desert Lodge, with Etosha National Park and the Zambezi Region awaiting their arrival.

When asked of their experience so far, the trio said, “It’s only been the first week, and we have already been blown away by this Gondwana adventure.” They continued, saying, “The combination of the distinctive lodges and the incredible individuals who make up their staff, make you feel like part of a family. The Gondwana family are truly setting a standard for experiencing Namibia.”

The group met via Instagram and have been travelling together for a few years now. Ross Jennings, also known as the First Piper, has been pursuing his world record since 2014 and has travelled to 72 countries so far.

However, the unique group has many other unique secrets hidden behind smiling faces. Travis Bluemling was an athlete turned Peace Corps employee and now finds himself immersed in the cultures of the world, while Chris Parkes has been a life-long photographer, with a history in forensic imaging.

Three Wheels Co is currently running the Gondwana Collection Instagram account, and will continue to do so until 16 February.

About The Author

Donald Matthys

Donald Matthys has been part of the media fraternity since 2015. He has been working at the Namibia Economist for the past three years mainly covering business, tourism and agriculture. Donald occasionally refers to himself as a theatre maker and has staged two theatre plays so far. Follow him on twitter at @zuleitmatthys