Meet 63-year-old Poppie van As.
For years Poppie has been selling her mouth-watering roosterbrood to passers-by on the N1 in Laingsburg.
But soon Poppie hopes to be bidding 'arrivederci' to the Karoo town and saying 'ciao' to Bologna in Italy.
Poppie has been invited to Italy as a special guest to attend the Italian bicycle race L’Eroica to make her delicious roosterbrood for the hungry competitors.
Her friend, cyclist and film-maker Stan Engelbrecht, explains:
The organisers of the race wanted to bring her energy and her love all the way to Italy.— Stan Engelbrecht, Friend and film-maker
Stan and his girlfriend will be flying with Poppie to Italy on September 25.
My girlfriend Donnet and I will be taking Poppie on a two-week road trip around Italy and showing her the sights and tasting all the delicious food.— Stan Engelbrecht, Friend and film-maker
The couple will film Poppie's adventures in Europe for a documentary and have set up a crowdfunding page to help pay for the trip.
So far they've raised nearly R120 000.
Find out more about Poppie's below - you can also make a donation to the campaign here:
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Buon viaggio (safe travels) Poppie!