For me and my co-pilot Rendijs this is a road trip of a lifetime. We are trying to do many things here: survive, have an adventure, grow up and, of course, give back. This is where CoolEarth comes in!
We are taking 3 months off work and driving from Riga (Latvia) to Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) and then to the finish line in Ulan Ude (Russia).
In terms of numbers this is a minimum of:
Our route takes us through Iran to Pamir highway, Altai mountains, Gobi desert and finally lake Baikal. We are not exactly sure how we are getting back yet, but that is a question for another time.
To us giving back to charity is not just a cherry on top a cake, but rather something that gives this trip a meaning. Without this, we are just burning petrol and sweating in a 35 year old car (the size of of a bathtub) from one side of Eurasia to another.
In few weeks time we will be starting under the flag of Mongol Rally 2019. We have been meaning to do this for the last 10 years, but now we have a start (22nd July, Prague) and a finish (14th August to 16th September - Ulan Ude).
Wish us luck and if you can, please, contribute to CoolEarth. Even if it is just 1 unit of your favorite currency. Or actually, if you kept reading thus far, contribute 9.59. If we see 9.59, we will know it is you, the ever thorough reader and we will share a moment together!