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08/21/2013 02:06 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

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

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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 knocked out of the journey only 400 miles from the finish line. In episode six of "Adventures in Mongol Rally Land," I am reminded of how an epic adventure can turn into a nightmare. But the Wheelie Wanderers, a merry band of wheelchair-bound travelers, and an Italian trio of serenading signorinas, inspire me to continue.

With the finish line in sight, I struggle to stay calm. 34 days after embarking on the Mongol Rally, Steven and I at last make it to the city of Ulaanbaatar. I share the lessons I learned during the trip and celebrate with a good cigar on the roof of the car.