Jo Rust and Gonçalo Luz Join Jupiter's Travellers

Circumnavigating Africa and exploring Buddhist traditions in the most remote region of Ladakh are the objectives for The Ted Simon Foundation's newest Jupiter's Travellers.


Jo RustJo Rust from Johannesburg is on a quest to be the first woman to circumnavigate the African continent solo. Riding a 2007 BMW Dakar, Jo has already covered around 11,000 miles from South Africa to Morocco.

When she completes her journey later this year, Jo plans to write a book about her experiences. In the meantime, she maintains a very active presence on Facebook and Twitter, sharing her tales from the road and some of the stunning photography she publishes on her website.

Gonçalo LuzGonçalo Luz is from Lisbon and quite literally sold his couch to go travelling. He begins his latest photographic expedition, his first on a motorcycle, in Delhi, India, in a week's time.

An accomplished photographer and film-maker, Gonçalo will be riding solo on a 500cc Royal Enfield Bullet through Ladakh with the aim of documenting the lives and religious practices of the Buddhist monks in Zanskar, its most remote region. Gonçalo's photographs will be published on his website and Facebook and in articles in TREVL magazine, the Foundation's media partner in Portugal.

The Ted Simon Foundation is delighted to welcome Jo and Gonçalo as Jupiter's Travellers and we're very much looking forward to following their journeys.

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