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Red Corner: Mongol Rally Continues
We posted a few weeks ago about the Mongol Rally, a charity event in which 157 crappy cars set off from London to try and reach Mongolia. Currently two cars have made it across the finish line; they've apparently missed the point of the race, however, which is to enjoy the travel, get lost a bit, perhaps break down, and eventually arrive in Mongolia in one piece.
The remaining cars are scattered across the continent. The race's webpage has a series of maps showing locations of the various teams and text messages they've sent en route. Most messages are short but revealing, such as this one from Mongol Mocha:
"Camping in random russian field. what i learnt today- how to make a bbq out of a shopping basket."
Check it out. It's a great charity event and one that really gets that travel bug chirping.