Posts Tagged ‘mongolia’

Adventures in Roadside Camping

In which our convoy makes Mongolian friends and learns why not to start conspicuous campfires by the side of the road.  Kick your feet up for 20 minutes while we tell our story.   Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Share on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on […]


Mongolia Day 1: After a night spent in the border compound (August 24, 2011)

We arrived at the Mongolian border shortly before closing time. Although we managed to pass immigration as individuals before the doors shut for the night, the car didn’t. We were locked inside the gates of the Mongolian border compound, and told to pitch our tents where ever we’d like. They would process the vehicles, which […]


European Launch of the 2011 Mongol Rally (July 25, 2011)

European Launch of the 2011 Mongol Rally (July 25, 2011)

We came upon a hill dotted with cars and ambulances.  We pulled in, registered, set up our tents, and drank a couple from twelve pack of Brand we bought way back in Amsterdam.  Like legends of the enchanted countryside we figured out how to strap two tires and the ever-cumbersome duffel onto the top of […]


We made it!

We made it!

After 5.5 weeks of the toughest driving we’ve certainly ever done, we made it to Ulaanbataar, Mongolia on the evening of September 1.  As we rolled into the finish line, the car was literally being held together by duct tape (bumper falling off), steel twine (severed tire rod), and cellophane tape (rear window destroyed).  But […]