After driving an epic 10,000 miles to Mongolia, Andy and George of Gobi Gatecrashers raised a tubthumping £2,200 for Save the Children and SOS Children's Villages while on the Mongolia Charity Rally 2009, organized by UK registered charity Go Help. Their Subaru Forester, worth approximately £825, was donated to Go Help, which transferred this great donation to the Education Department of Bayanzurkh district in Ulaanbaatar. Andy, George, and all the supporters of the Gobi Gatecrashers - thanks for supporting Charity Rallies! We really appreciate all your hard work.
We are now back home after 22 odd hours traveling via Moscow and Berlin to Gatwick. I am back to work and finding it difficult to concentrate without going off on a day dream every now and again. I'm sure this will pass in time All I can say is if you are thinking of doing it yourself is 'do it!' you won't regret it. It has been one of the greatest experiences of my life and I cannot think of a moment I did not want to be where we were at the time, even being grilled by the police for the umpteenth time that day. read more »
We went for a 14 hour drive pushing hard today with only a couple of stops to cover less than 200 miles. Managed after much deliberation and both wading knee deep to do our first proper river crossing. Working out that the only accurate thing on our Mongolian map was the price we got lost again to be helped back on track by 2 Mongolian border guards on a scooter following them for 10 miles plus we had the confidence to cross the next few without wading and a managed to get a good bow wave going! Went from bad to worse crossing a pitted marshland where we think the damage of the day was done breaking the rear sub frame :~( Ever changing scenery kept us going with jaw dropping vistas at every turn. read more »