April 2010

Earth Day

22.04.2010 in Uncategorized

Today, Earth Day’s 40th anniversary, is probably the best day to remember that traveling sustainably is just as important when we’re at home as when we embark on the Mongol Rally. We’re going to be exhibiting several impact reduction techniques, and measuring our carbon output…

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Recommended Reading

17.04.2010 in Culture

We’ve been doing a lot of research for the trip and have enjoyed most of the reading and some video during our prep.¬† You all might enjoy these as well, and have a better sense of what we’ll be experiencing along our route if you…


100 Days

15.04.2010 in Uncategorized

Seriously… ONE HUNDRED DAYS! We depart Goodwood, UK pointed east, roughly in the direction of Mongolia one hundred days from today. Where will you be one hundred days from today?


Government Overthrown in Kyrgyzstan

08.04.2010 in Uncategorized

At least 74 protesters are reported dead and 400 injured in what might be a successful attempt to overthrow Kyrgyzstan’s President Bakiyev. And although we are not going through Kyrgyzstan, we are watching this situation very closely. Citizens, tired of quadrupling energy prices and suspecting…

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Real & Rhapsody Rock!

05.04.2010 in Uncategorized

Last week several co-workers at Rhapsody & Real Networks rallied a fund raising drive for Mercy Corps, and along with our employee charitable matching program raised $700! I was incredibly touched by their generosity and we’re now at 69% of our fund raising goal for…

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UN Secretary General Visits the Aral Sea

04.04.2010 in Uncategorized

I’m not sure if it is me or the news, but as we move closer to launch day, the political, environmental and economic issues surrounding the areas we’ll visit are becoming more prevalent to me.¬† The reality of this being much, much more than just…

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T-shirt Winners

02.04.2010 in Uncategorized

Congrats to Christina¬† and Tim, soon to be proud new owners of Baatar Hero’s swanky t-shirts, which they have won by the mere act of joining our Facebook group and mailing list! Don’t forget, you too may win such a choice prize: 1) Join our…

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