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Day 30+31+32+33+34+35+36

Still in Mongolia, still struggling to get to Ulanbataar.

One car breaks down, we fix it, second car breaks down, we tow it … for 350km. Good times!
Cars keeps getting stuck, breaking down, loosing parts, making noise. But we will not give up!
We reach the finish line. We did it. We’re fucking awesome.

BOOM!

This was the most epic adventure I have ever done, and probably ever will do, something I’ll remember for the rest of my life … not a day goes by without me thinking about it.

Let me know if you have any questions about the rally if you’re planing to do it. I’m here to help!

PEACE! :D

Music:
Skip & Die – Anti-Capitalista
Mr. Bill, ill-esha – Quixotically Speaking

Status Update.

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Well.. not much happening at the moment. Christian & Jompe is hopefully working hard on figuring out what car to get and how and when. We emailed a bunch of cars salesmen people last week, and no one has yet replied. No one. In this day and age, you at least reply to an email, even if you’re not interested, right? Or am I the only one that replies to emails?

The sponsor PDF is almost done. We’re just running thru the spelling and grammar in it, since lets face it, I’m not the best guy when it comes to grammar and spelling :)

Also met with two awesome people from Uzbekistan last saturday, turned out that a friend worked with an Uzbek™, so I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to pick his brain about the country and … well … drink a beer or two of course. I got a lot o information, and some clarifications on certain things I didn’t really understand. All in all, a good night, and I hope to hook up with Timu more. They promised to help me with the Russian too when I’m a bit further down the road learning it. Awesome! :)

First big meeting about the mongol rally 2013 is over, and also “есть”!

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Last night, we had our first meeting about the mongol rally 2013, where all team members got to meet each other, shake hands and fall in love.

We started out talking about this and that while have some food and beers, and then continuing to have a few more beers while watching the Mongol Rally DVD and REALLY getting in the mood.

In order to not get overwhelmed by all the things that has to be done, we decided to have a meeting once/month, and at these meetings decide on things that has/had to be done by next meeting. But again, not too many things, so that people get stressed or anything like that. God forbid!

So for the next meeting, all the press material and sponsor material shall be done (actually, that shit should be done yesterday). And also, Christian and Jompe has been put in charge of getting us 2 cars. Most probably by going down to Germany and picking them up, since it’s way cheaper, and they have good beer :)

Instead of trying to raise money for 2 cars, we’ve decided to buy them ourself, and try and make that money back after we get the cars. Feels like the sponsors will see it more like “this is for real”, if we can show them that rally will happen, with or without their help (tho, preferably with their help).

Me and Christian also introduced the team uniforms, or, some parts of it. Everyone tried them on for size so that we know which sizes to order. We’re going for The Life Aquatic, meets Ghostbusters, meets Deliverance. Yes.

… meeting was done by 9.30PM, and I was in bed by 10.30PM. I’m such an old man I am.

The russian teaching is going so so. I know how to say man, woman, boys, eat and drink. All which will probably be very handy during the trip :)

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!