D is for Detours
Take as many as our time can afford, especially once outside Europe. Hopefully our combined knowledge of central asian languages (totalling to 0%) and our expert navigational skills won’t land us lost in the middle of… well that would assume we knew where we were in the first place? Check out our list of detours […]
C is for Carnet de Passage
Across the world, driving a car from a foreign country to another requires the payment of tax and duties. However, just like you can purchase ‘duty free’ goods when flying internationally (with all the associated rules), you can do the same for cars. A carnet de passage is a form of certification to prove we’re […]
B is for Border Conflicts
Border Conflicts: When you tell people that you’re planning on travelling through Chechnya or Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan etc. the first question in usually “Is that safe?” Kyrgyzstan has unsettled border disputes with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan http://t.co/NHAW2Ketnb #mongolrally — TeamRavenShoe (@TeamRavenShoe) January 26, 2014 If you’ve been following our Twitter feed, there have […]
A is for Accommodation
Or lack of it. Though they say some ralliers book 5-star hotels, others who are corporate big-wigs in their second life redeem their millions of frequent-flyer points along the way or even the few who stay with friends along the whole route, most ralliers sleep in their cars. This would be fine if there was […]
Team Raven Shoe’s A-Z of the Mongol Rally
Some of you out there may not have heard of the Mongol Rally before. Sure, you can read a tonne of information about it on the net, but Team Raven Shoe have decided to condense it into 26 chapters. So without further ado, we’re kicking things off with A of course! We hope to post […]
Visas, Visas, Visas!
With 174 days to go, it’s time to get cracking on the Visas. So with two Australians and one Malaysian passport holders in Team Raven Shoe, the following countries will need visas (many pre-arranged) before arrival. Turkey (Malaysia is exempt) Iran (Malaysia is exempt) Turkmenistan Uzbekistan Tajikistan Kazakhstan Russia Mongolia (Malaysia is exempt) So pretty […]
Finding a car!
Fiat, Daihatsu, Suzuki, Nissan. Search for a car in the UK and filter for engine capacities less than 1L and the results show an abundance of these makes. With just under 6 months until the launch of the 2014 Mongol Rally, here I am in the UK, ever watchful for the ‘perfect’ car for the journey […]