I can't believe what's happening at the northern border (Sukhbaatar). Why are rally cars not being allowed to enter. It must be absolute nightmare for teams at the moment after everything they have been through. Any news on if Lance has made it in his micra to mongolia (Team Gibbo).
Hello all im back home safe and well just need to rest and repair before work on monday. I will back track and tell you how i got on in the last few days of the rally. I can't remember exact dates but i made really good progress and i travelled from Novosibirsk to Krasnoyarsk 500 miles in a day pretty good roads. Then from Krasnoyarsk heading for Irkutsk another 500 miles on shocking roads really bad but i couldn't make it to Irkutsk so slept in the car. Got up early and drove through Irkutsk and then i visited lake baikal then 280 miles to Ulan Ude really nice place and i had dinner in the irish bar there.
Hello guys just reached Novosibirsk after two days of driving a million miles. Heading for krasnoyarsk tomorrow but it will be a early start 500 miles on bad roads. I had enough of Kazakhstan and the shocking roads so i put my foot down and went for the russian border. I stayed in a hotel late in the night in Barnaul. No sign of any other teams the border guards said that two small cars were a day a head of me.
Hi All really been struggling the last few days as i have picked up some kind of stomach bug from some food i ate along the way. It has been difficult as i have to keep going but with many toilet stops required. I am emailing you from a Internet cafe in Almaty Kazakhstan my second entry into this country. This trip has definitely been challenging to say the least both mentally and physically. The Kyrgyzstan mountains were worth the detour instead of going through Kazakhstan. I experienced all weather conditions along the way cold, rain and then hot temperatures. No sign of any other teams average time at borders 2 hours i am aiming to get to semey ain the few days. The mighty micra still going strong no problems to report making good time.