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Fundraising Challenge

 

 

 

 

Oficina do Futuro

 

 

 

 

Cool Earth

 

 

 

 

In order to stop the destruction of rainforests around the world,

and improve the lives of children in Brazil

a team of 2 large men is attempting an incredible challenge:

Driving from London to Mongolia in very small car with no support.

Mongol Rally is a charitable adventure that congregates over 300 vehicles and a great number of free and crazy souls. Driving 18.000km over 3 deserts, 5 mountain ranges and 25 countries.

Only 3 rules:

  1. You can only use a very small car
  2. No support, you are on your own
  3. Raise money for charity (more info)
Across Gobi Desert

Across Gobi Desert

Day 40, 41 Altai - Ulaan Bator (Mongolia) 860km If Mongolia is vast and empty, the Gobi desert is even more extreme. And beautiful. We spend many hours jumping over the rocks and the sand. Cars broke down and many flat tires. But it all was worth it. You don't feel...

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Mongolian Mountains

Mongolian Mountains

Day 38, 39 Khovd, Altai (Mongolia) 640km Mongolia is a big country with very few people. While driving around the country you see this amazing landscapes but you hardly see anything else. Sometimes you see the nomads huts and animals. Mostly yaks, camels, goats and...

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We are in Mongolia!

We are in Mongolia!

Day 37, Mongolian Border (190km) We found a very special place to sleep before crossing the border. A very alternative camp site. Even the person managing it was quite a character. Not a bad a way of saying good bye to Russia. Then we arrive to the border. Long wait....

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Siberia and Russian Alps

Siberia and Russian Alps

Day 35, 36, Kazakhstan border - Siberia - Mongolia border (895km) We were told that the Kazak-Russian border was very slow and would take us a lot of time to cross. Some people reported up to 8 hours. So we went to a secondary route and managed to cross in less than 2...

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Birthday at the Kazak lake

Birthday at the Kazak lake

Day 33 - Sarqan - Ajakol (Kazakhstan) 320km Day 34 - Alakol - Oskemem (Kazakhstan) 645km So we decided to take a day off to celebrate the birthday of one of the convoy members. Alakol is a huge lake. A little bit salty. And a protected natural reserve. We set up the...

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Kazakhstan Outdoors

Kazakhstan Outdoors

Day 31 - Biskek (Kyrgyzstan) - Almaty (Kazakhstan) 260km Day 32 - Almaty - Sarqan(Kazakhstan) 580km We knew that Kazakhstan was more developed and rich that the countries we have visited lately. And you can feel it from the moment you cross the border. We expected a...

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Adventure in Kyrgyztan mountains

Adventure in Kyrgyztan mountains

Day 29, Osh - Jalalabad (Kyrgyztan), 320km Day 30, Jalalabad - Biskek (Kyrgyztan), 590km Kyrgyztan makes really easy to have a visa. That is making more tourist come to visit. The main attraction are the mountains and lakes. Natural wonder. Beautiful landscapes....

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Soviet Territory

Soviet Territory

Day 28, Istarawshan (Tajikistan) - Osh (Kyrgyzstan), 460km We have been already in few countries that were part of the Soviet Union until 1991. But so far, they tried to delete the soviet identity. Still there are some buildings, but statues have been removed. But in...

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Convoy over the Tajik Mountains (3.350m)

Convoy over the Tajik Mountains (3.350m)

Day 20, Dushambe - Istarawshan (Tajikistan), 285km Dushambe is the capital. Not very interesting and quite expensive place. Interesting that is so expensive as Tajikistan is the poorest country of central Asia (hard civil world after they left the USSR) and one of the...

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Border crossing are always exciting.

Border crossing are always exciting.

Day 26, Shamarkand (Uzbekinstan) - Dushanbe (Tajikistan) 570km We knew is was going to be a long day of driving. Not only long distance but a complicating border crossing. It was over 12 hours in total. We were stopped in about 6 police controls on our way to the...

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