Does driving across 25 countries, in 6 weeks, whet your travelling appetite?! If so, then please read on...
Team 'Between a Yak and a Hard Place' on this year's Mongol Rally could do with an extra body or two! Currently, there are just two of us, which is perfectly fine, but we'd like to share this epic adventure with a couple more intrepid travellers!
We aim to complete the (approximately!) 10,000 mile journey in a second-hand ambulance, which we will donate upon our arrival. We're hopeful that sponsorship can be sought to cover the cost of purchasing the ambulance, along with some essential supplies. We're also aiming to raise £500 each for The Christina Noble Children's Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities, through fundraising events and donations.
Our route will take us across Europe and Asia, from Goodwood in the UK to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, through the following countries: UK, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iraq? (Kurdistan), Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan? (only a few hundred metres across the border, technically no-man's land before the border posts), Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia and finally Mongolia!
- We leave on 23rd July 2011 and should be able to return by 5th September 2011.
- Costs are likely to be around £2500 per person, unless we are lucky enough to find commercial sponsorship which extends beyond the costs of purchasing the ambulance. This includes estimated costs for visas, return flight, vaccinations, travel insurance, food, a few overnight stays in major cities, fuel, carnet for Iran, rally entry fee, ferry crossings, car insurance and border 'fees'!
If you are interested in joining us, then please don't hesitate to send me a message!
Team 'Between a Yak and a Hard Place'