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Crossing Borders with Natasha- Mongol Rally

August 8, 2011 4 Comments »

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We unpacked the whole car in the McDonald’s parking lot only to repack it all up again.  We had to prepare –  prepare for our first border crossing into the ‘wild East’; Eastern Europe that is.  We moved electronics into secure places, I hid my cash in my feminine products such as my  tampon bag […]

What I see out my window – Mongol Rally

August 7, 2011 4 Comments »


I spend a lot of time looking out the window of our little Hot Box.  Even though we don’t have time to really stop and experience the countries we are racing through, we can see a lot of the countryside that many tourists never see.  I think the weirdest things is to realize the we […]

Twilight in Brasov – Mongol Rally

August 5, 2011 10 Comments »

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I must admit, the only thing I really knew about Romania when we blew threw the old abandoned border structure on the highway was that it was the homeland of Nadia Comaneci the gymnast.  However I quickly learned that I was entering the world of Count Dracula thanks to numerous signs, and hotel names.  I’m […]

Driving in Romania

August 4, 2011 15 Comments »

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Have you ever wondered why when you drive in a car in the UK or in the US the driver is always on the inside of the road so that when you meet another car the drivers are on the inside of the lane and the passengers are on the outside of the lane? Why […]