French in Normandy has assembled a team of passionate go-getters, ready to take on the Mongol Rally for charity! Our route will take us half way across the world in “… the shittest rolling turd of a car we can find”!
5th August 2016:
Well we have achieved such a lot!
We have reached the 15k mark for Heart brilliant well done to all who have contributed to this amazing success.
Also your very own FIN team has reached the Caspian Sea in spite of motor mayhem and unbelievable temperatures! We have been incredibly lucky with the borders so far not having been stopped for more than an hour anywhere until we started the process of getting the ferry to Turkmenistan today Friday 5th August.
The process is very slow and you have to go to a series of windows to get various stamps and so on…some people have been waiting for 6 days as the boat had broken down. FIN breezed up at 9am and by 15h30 we were loaded and ready to find a place to sit. It is now 8pm. The boat is still in Baku and we have just managed to buy our tickets on board. So now the restaurant is opening but only takes Turkmenistan manat..another challenge in order to find a crew member who will give us change for $5!!! Out with my long forgotten Russian and eureka!
Now we just have to wait for the boat to leave….