Into Egypt!

Leaving Libya took about as long as entering Libya (5 minutes). There was also roughly the same amount of hassle (none). Egypt on the other hand was about a 3 hour series of visits to small hidden offices to squabble over papers and money. If we had tracked our back and forth runs between buildings, cars, guards, etc.…

Guns & Ammo (Libya Edition)

Libya is a country that if you had asked any of us a year ago if we would be traveling there on this trip, the answer would have been a flat out “no.”  Due to the ever changing situations there and also in Syria, our route changed and on August 1, we found ourselves on the Libyan side of the Libya/Tunisia border…a place that few Americans have ever been.…

Breakin’ Legs on the Dance Floor!

Every year, the Adventurists host a fantastic party in a 13th century castle in the Czech Republic, not far from the German border.  Mongol Rally teams stop and enjoy this fiesta on their way across the continent and Team Shoebaru was invited to participate as well.  We of course said yes and enjoyed the great people, food, music, and venue.…

Goodwood to Czechout

On Saturday, July 14, 2012 we participated in the Festival of Slow at the Goodwood Raceway as guests of the The Adventurists.  For those that don’t know, the Festival of Slow is the annual event that is the send-off for all of the teams participating in the Mongol Rally.  With four of our team members having participated in Adventurists events in the past, we were invited to take part in the festivities.…

Cars arrived in the UK

Rumor has it our cars arrived in the UK on the 30th….so says the folks at the shipping company.  I guess we will be confirming said rumor on July 5th.    No confirmation on the rumor that the international wire we sent them to cover port charges, devan, import, paperwork, etc. has arrived though.  Perhaps that too will be confirmed on the 5th as well!…