Monthly Archives: September 2011

In Defence of Humanity

September 11, Lake Baikal, Russia I awoke with the sun around 4:30 this morning and figured that today, a natural day for reflection, would be as good a day as any to look back on this trip from its origin. … Continue reading

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I Won a Huffington Post Travel Contest!

There was a competition among HuffPo travel editors and journalists to describe what they travel with. I am currently in first place since most people just took a grainy photo of a bag and I set up a photo shoot … Continue reading

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Oscar’s Wild Ride

As many of you know, I took Ru Hasanov’s four foot tall stuffed collie, Oscar, from Baku to Ulaan Baatar. We were having such a nice time together, I decided I would bring him to Beijing and then back to … Continue reading

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Idiot’s Guide to Trans-Siberian Railroad For Dummies

***Author’s note: At the time, this seemed like a great idea for a blog post. Looking at the post now in its final form, I think that it is sufficient evidence for self admission into a mental hospital*** Many of … Continue reading

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Far More Than You Would Ever Want To Know About a Train Journey

Below is far more than you would ever want to know about my train journey from Beijing to Moscow. The few highlights, which you will have to weed out for yourselves, include the time I was kicked off the train … Continue reading

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Great Success

Well We Did It! 25 countries and 10,000 miles in the very competitive time of 922 hours. It has been a joy to update this blog along our travels and I’ve enjoyed the feedback I’ve gotten from our readers. I … Continue reading

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Thanks to Our Donors

As promised, we drove through 25 countries with the names of those who had donated $100+ emblazoned on to¬† the side of our bus. We were able to raise over $16,000 for charity, substantially more than any other Rally team. … Continue reading

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