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Malina Luciana

Key Facts
Your Name: 
Malina Luciana
Qualifications: 
Modern Languages graduate, full time dreamer, always learning something new.
Skills: 
I'm good with learning new languages, somehow organized, not a bad cook, 95% of time happy and optimistic
Looking forward to: 
Crossing so many new countries and meeting new cultures, foreign beers and car singing competitions.
NOT Looking forward to: 
Diarrhea - the party pooper
Previous driving experience: 
I don't drive, but I know something about cars - they have wheels, windows.. rear mirror!!!
About Me: 

I'm interested in different cultures and traditions, outdoors activities (hiking, camping), interior design and cinema. I love trying to speak new languages, cooking and planning future travels and projects. I'm the clueless and annoyingly happy part of the team, however I will try my best to learn new skills in order to not be a pain in the backside for my super-skilled teammates and actually help complete this challenge. 

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The Next Big Adventure

www.thenextbigadventure.co.uk

An Englishman, a Kiwi, a Romanian, and an Argentinian stepped into a truck...

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The Next Big Update - New members, sponsors, and adventure planning

Hi all! 

I feel it is time for an update, as the rally start date is now only a little over 3 months away!

 

Recently we had a 4th member join the team - Sofia our Argentinian Kiwi.  Currently Sof is on a placement in Vanuatu with Engineers without Borders.  She loves helping others and loves adventuring in the outdoors, so the Mongolia Charity Rally is right up her alley.

 

We have also recently received some corporate support from Kathmandu, who have offered us Community Pricing (that's 65% off) on all products.   This is fantastic news, as we will certaintly need some camping equipment and other items for our journey.  We do plan to camp as often as we can, to keep costs down and to just experience the great outdoors!  Rob has also received a discount on flights from NZ to London, through Jacqui Currall at The Travel Brokers.

 

PLANNING!  So much planning.  There is a ton of stuff to organise, but perphaps most difficult and most pressing is sorting out visas for a lot of the countries we will be visiting.  Namely all the Stans and Russia...(word on the street is that Russia can be quite a hard visa to get).  Then there is the car/truck to find...Josh is super confident that the right car is out there for us, so he's taking the lead on that.  Then we need to fine tune the route, get some more big sponsors on board, get shots, and the list goes on...

 

So it's time to kick The Next Big Adventure into overdrive!  Rob has just returned home from Japan and is slowly acclimatising to the heat (a bit worrying as it's only 23 degrees...Europe and Central Asia will be far hotter mid Summer).  Josh is on the way back to the UK from Japan as we speak, and Malina had settled back into life in Southhampton.  Sof will join the team in London straight from Vanuatu in July.

 

Until next time!  Stay tuned to our facebook page for more regular updates.  facebook.com/thenextbigadventure2015

Ford transit

Our vehicle
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Make: 
Ford
Model: 
transit
Model (specifics): 
T350 LWB
Engine size (cc): 
2,402cc
Year of manufacture/first registration: 
2006
Net weight: 
2,011kg
Number of seats: 
3
Gross weight: 
3,500kg
Transmission (gearbox): 
Manual
Fuel type: 
diesel
Colour: 
White
Rally details
Planned departure date: 
11 Jul 2015
Intended entry border(s): 
Tsagannuur (Bayan-Olgii)
Current status
Status: 
Not yet started

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Hugh Roberts

Key Facts
Your Name: 
Hugh Roberts
Location: 
College attended: 
Newcastle University
Place of birth: 

Baby Don't Yurt Me

Baby Don't Yurt Me

Cameron Watts

Key Facts
Your Name: 
Cameron Watts
Qualifications: 
Working towards one
Skills: 
Playlist professional
Looking forward to: 
Visiting places not many people do
NOT Looking forward to: 
Fathers Snoring
Previous driving experience: 
Driven in Italy and didn't die.
Location: 
College attended: 
UWE
Place of birth: 

roger watts

Key Facts
Your Name: 
roger watts
Qualifications: 
professional claret drinker
Skills: 
an ability to wake up early and drive for hours
Looking forward to: 
driving a long way
NOT Looking forward to: 
strange toilets
Location: 
Place of birth: 

Paula

Key Facts
Your Name: 
Paula
Qualifications: 
Computer Science Engineering
Skills: 
Maps and fun!! ( definitely not the mechanics knowledge!)
Looking forward to: 
Everything, it is going to be amazing!
NOT Looking forward to: 
Getting lost in the middle of the desert
Previous driving experience: 
I can drive!
About Me: 

We have to do serious investigation about car mechanics for the next 11 months! 

 

This trip will be the adventure of my life and I will not miss it for anything in the world!

 

Mongolia.... See you soon!!!

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