WTF is This?

Huh? You're doing what?


Our journey is a 2 month adventure taking us through 20 countries including the beautiful cities of Europe, ancient sites of Turkey, the waters of the Caspian Sea as we cross into the dry deserts of Turkmenistan, the brutal roads of Kazakhstan, and onwards through the steppe and mountains of Mongolia. 

There are only 3 rules to participate are:

      1. Car can't be more than £500
      2. Car must be <1.2L
      3. Have to raise a minimum  £1000 for charity.

What was that last one? Aside from the incredible stories we will have to tell our grandchildren one day as we sit around the fireplace with a hot cup of cocoa, we are also driving 1/3 of the world's circumference for charity. We are looking to raise a minimum of £1000 ($1772.50), where half will go to Cool Earth (the official Mongol Rally charity - saving the rainforests one team at a time. The least we could do as we drive across the world emitting air pollution!) and the other half to the Brain Injury Association of the Ottawa Valley (we're driving for brain injury awareness as May has been recovering for the past 4 years and what better way to raise awareness than to document trying to live your life under the circumstances).

But WHY?

You may ask WTF were we thinking to sign up for this trip?
Well, why wouldn't we want to be stuck in the same 4 cubic feet for weeks on end with each other's aroma from not showering for days in the desert, getting lost (never!!), driving on shitastic roads (not sure why everyone keeps saying that, it's the silk Road!), and any other hilarity that might ensue? Yes, this was a run on sentence on purpose.

This is the ultimate trip of a lifetime. If not now, when?