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Mongol Rally

34 Days Later at the Finish Line: Adventures in Mongol Rally Land, Episode 6

Leon Logothetis | Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

After driving more than 10,000 miles from London to Mongolia, car trouble continues to plague me and my fellow Mongol Ralliers. Some teams are kno...

Love at First Sight (of Paved Road): Adventures in Mongol Rally Land, Episode 5

Leon Logothetis | Posted 10.16.2013 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

The "little car that could" has transported Steve and me across nearly 10,000 miles in the Mongol Rally. But in episode five of Adventures in Mongol...

The Long Drop of Hell: Adventures in Mongol Rally Land, Episode 4

Leon Logothetis | Posted 10.14.2013 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

Travelers undertaking the Mongol Rally have to be super resourceful and open to new ideas on the road. In the fourth episode of "Adventures in Mo...

Cow Jams in Uzbekistan: Adventures in Mongol Rally Land, Episode 3

Leon Logothetis | Posted 10.13.2013 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

Welcome to Turkmenistan, where we get lost (again) as we head from London to Mongolia to raise funds for charity during the Mongol Rally. In the thi...

Detour to Chernobyl: Adventures in Mongol Rally Land, Episode II

Leon Logothetis | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

In the second episode of "Adventures in Mongol Rally Land," I go a little farther off the path. While driving from London to Mongolia during the rally, My partner-in-madness Steven Priovolos and I dabbled in a little extreme tourism by taking a detour to Chernobyl.

How to 'Sticker' Your Car: Adventures in Mongol Rally Land, Episode 1

Leon Logothetis | Posted 10.02.2013 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

In 2012 I participated in my second Mongol Rally, the ultimate road trip from London to Mongolia to raise funds for a charity called First Book. My ...

Week 1 of the Mongol Diaries in Pictures: UK to Poland

Diana Lee | Posted 09.30.2013 | Travel
Diana Lee

The reality of setting off on a 10,000 mile road trip from London to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia takes a while to set in.

Week 2 of the Mongol Diaries - Lithuania to Russia: On the Road

Diana Lee | Posted 09.28.2013 | Travel
Diana Lee

We have strolled along the hill-fortresses of Kernave, Lithuania, and bantered with the costumed vendors in Tallinn's Old Town. In these easy, carefree moments, there is a commune with nature and other individuals.

Mongol Rally: The Adventure That Wasn't By The Book

Leon Logothetis | Posted 12.01.2012 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

I ignored my mother's pleas and started a journey into the unknown. I hoped it would inspire people along the way: For each mile we drove in our Daihatsu Terios, we donated a book to an underprivileged child through First Book. 10,000 miles. 10,000 books. That was the goal.

10,000 Miles. 10,000 Books. One Amazing Adventure.

Leon Logothetis | Posted 07.17.2012 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

The aim was to drive from England to Mongolia. The reality was that I found myself lying on a hospital bed in a distant land. A broken collarbone and bruised ego in tow. Violent car crashes can sometimes do that to you. But this year I am trying again.

Racing For Ulaanbaatar

Colten McCormick | Posted 04.27.2012 | Travel
Colten McCormick

Your odds of getting something edible off a Tajikistani menu are worse than your odds of traveling all the way from England to Mongolia without getting a flat tire.

The Mongol Rally: 2BIG2FAIL Completes The Journey

Grif Peterson | Posted 11.15.2011 | Travel
Grif Peterson

A life-size Tyrannosaurus Rex stood placidly in the morning mist against the backdrop of a grey soviet apartment block.

Mongol Rally: The School Bus Makes It To Kublai's Kingdom

Grif Peterson | Posted 11.15.2011 | Travel
Grif Peterson

A customs officer swiftly entered our bus and poked around looking for "nar-koe-tik," "kan-i-bish" and the like. Eventually, he just sat down and put on a fox fur hat.

To The Gates OF Hell And Back In Turkmenistan

Grif Peterson | Posted 10.19.2011 | Travel
Grif Peterson

For nearly half a century, the Darvaza Gas Crater has been burning day and night.

Find Your Inner Silliness...

Leon Logothetis | Posted 10.09.2011 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

"If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older."  ~Tom Stoppard> I have had enough. I have had enough of people telling me I shou...

The Mongol Rally: Entering Turkmenistan for Dummies

Grif Peterson | Posted 10.13.2011 | Travel
Grif Peterson

Before disembarking, the first mate announced that the doctor would like to inspect all the Americans. There were 8 of us, too many for the doctor to be bothered with.

Mongol Rally, Day 8: The End of the Road, Our Car and Nearly Me

Leon Logothetis | Posted 10.09.2011 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

The driver was speeding down a one-way street the wrong way. Our little Nissan Micra didn't stand a chance.

The Mongol Rally: Georgia on my Mind

Grif Peterson | Posted 10.07.2011 | Travel
Grif Peterson

We are now racing against development. Unfortunately for our schedule, but fortunately for views, we've spent most of our time in the lead.

The Mongol Rally: Zen and the Art of School Bus Maintenance

Grif Peterson | Posted 10.04.2011 | Travel
Grif Peterson

Will "spend a day with the mechanics in Dolpadere" ever make Lonely Planet's top 10 must see list for Istanbul? Absolutely not. That being said, the experience afforded us a unique sense of the city.

Mongol Rally, Day 7: Illness Be Damned, We're Off to the Ukraine

Leon Logothetis | Posted 10.01.2011 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

We had to be in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, in less than three days. That was about 1,400 miles from my sick bed in Croatia.

Mongol Rally: Funny Things Happen on Account of Us Being Foreign

Grif Peterson | Posted 09.30.2011 | Travel
Grif Peterson

The local mechanic furrowed his brow and shook his head in an international recognized symbol of despair.

Mongol Rally: A Defense of Backroads

Grif Peterson | Posted 09.30.2011 | Travel
Grif Peterson

Driving from Split to Mostar by car, we were able to witness the tops of Catholic churches transition slowly to the tips of minarets.

Mongol Rally, Day 5: Three Countries Per Day, Too Many Miles Per Hour

Leon Logothetis | Posted 09.28.2011 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

My country count is at nine, not too shabby only five days into the rally.

Mongol Rally, Day 6: Burger Debacle Stops Me Cold

Leon Logothetis | Posted 09.28.2011 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

I'm nauseated, depressed and upset with life. The culprit: a Slovakian streetside hamburger

Mongol Rally, Day 4: Will Visa Woes Mean the End of the Road?

Leon Logothetis | Posted 09.26.2011 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

I'm having a bout of anxiety, and here's why: The Uzbek Embassy was late in processing the visa of my trusted friend and cameraman, Steven Priovolos, so he was forced to travel across Europe on his Greek travel documents because his passport is at the Uzbek Embassy.