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DAY 17+18+19

Moving through Kyrgyzstan, entering the ever so boring and fubar’ed Kazakstan heading towards the glorious Семей in the north east of Kazakhstan.

Speeding tickets, repairing cars and wheels .. awesome fun! :)

Enjoy.

Music: Etienne De Crecy – Welcome (The Bloody Beetroots Remix)
The music in this one might be a little weird, but hey, I’m trying things out, bare with me :)

Day 13+14+15+16

Hello there!
Fifth instalment of the awesome video-thingie is up over at Vimeo, look, listen, and share! ♥

Finally, we leave Uzbekistan after a night in the car at their border, waiting for it to open. We enter Kyrgyzstan, and oh boy was this country nice to drive around in … enjoy!

Music: Sagor & Swing – Livet nere på jorden

Hopefully, the other guys have written or edited some pictures to fill this void between video updates! :)

xoxo

Day 10+11+12

Day 10, 11 & 12.

Slowly we’re moving through Kazakhstan with a few mishaps here and there to UZL along the way, only to reach a Uzbekistan that has no petrol. Joy! Adventure!

Music: Fredrik – Na Na Ni

Soft start.

Disk3018Even tho the sponsor proposals are not entirely done yet, and same goes for the press kit we’re working on, we have started emailing possible sponsors on the list, asking them for help, and shortly telling our story. Hopefully these sponsors might be able to help us out, and it gives us the necessary education on how to talk to people about what we’re doing (none of us are salesmen, so we can use some trail and error education here dude).

Remember to be honest, transparent and sincere, this is very important (not only here, but also in all aspects of your life).

I picked up some Russian language teaching books, and some russian hiphop, so soon I’ll be fluent in this language of yours Boris!

It has started.

So.. how does this work?

Do we write this in english or swedish?
I guess we’ll start with english, so most of you can understand what’s going on and not to alienate anyone (anyone that can read my crappy english that is).

The entrance fee has been payed, the team has been set and there was much joy.

Now the real work begins.

We need to figure out a plan on how to raise money for charities, we need to pick one charity of our own, we need to get some sponsors (this rally won’t be cheap) and most of all, we need to decide on a car to use.

Why are we doing this? And what is this?

Glad you asked.

The Mongol Rally is a car rally that begins in Europe and ends in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. The principal launch is from Goodwood Circuit, United Kingdom, with subsidiary starting points in other European countries, we’re starting from the Czech Republic.

It is described as the “greatest adventure in the world”. Whilst originally the rally required competing vehicles to have an engine displacement of less than 1,000cc, this has been increased to 1,200 cc to reflect the increasing difficulty of obtaining a car since the Mongolian government stipulated that all competing vehicles must be less than 10 years old.

The rally is designed to be an adventure for the participants, and not a traditional rally/race. The organisers (“The Adventurists“) are careful to point out that racing on highways is illegal, and that no recognition is given to the first finisher.

There are other differences from mainstream rallies, particularly the fact that no support team is provided and no other arrangements are made such as for accommodation. Indeed, the diminutive vehicles are deliberately inappropriate for the task, in the adventurous spirit of the rally.

When you arrive in Ulan Bator, your car is auctioned off, with all the raised money going to charity. So you’ll have to walk home (or take a flight, or something like that).

The The organisers warns against the risks of this kind of adventure. An undisclosed number of racers have been injured since 2004. In 2010 an adventurer was killed and two injured in an accident while crossing Iran.

So why are we doing this? Isn’t it obvious?!
We love charity, and we love adventure, so this rally is to good to pass up on.