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Vienna, Austria

With our small caravan, we made progress slowly. Having stopped for food, for water and for gas and bathroom breaks (all at separate times...

The Bone Church

The Bone Church is roughly an hour outside of Prague to the east, which was great for us since east is the general direction of Mongolia....

Prague, Czech Republic

If you are going to get hopelessly lost driving in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language and can hardly read the signs,...

The Czech Out Party at Klenova Castle, Czech Republic

It was early evening when we finally pulled into Klenova Castle’s mighty camping area. It was not an easy sight to miss because the...

The Epic Return to Deutschland

Having spent a great deal of my youth in Germany, my ten year absence made me wonder what would have changed since I graduated high school...

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Crossing into Luxembourg was an exciting experience, and the car filled with wild cheering and hollering as we officially left Belgium. Few...

Reasons to Avoid Belgium

After the official launch party and race around the Goodwood track, we set off toward Dover to catch the ferry to France. We made a few...

Goodwood Race Track and the Festival of Slow

The Mongol Rally launched on July 24th from the Goodwood race track where the Festival of Speed is held annually to the great glee of the...

The Colonials Win Again

Prior to the Mongol Rally’s official launch, several dozen teams met the night before at the Goodwood Estates camp ground. To amuse the...

Final Checklist – Mongol Rally Launch 2010 at Goodwood Estates

With only days until the launch of the 2010 Mongol Rally, Bill, Mike and I are busy outfitting the car, working on last minute paperwork,...

Trying on my First Sari

While in London, Bill is staying with some friends from college. They were kind enough to have us over for dinner. Oz is from Sri Lanka,...

We Love Our Sponsors! THANK YOU!

We’d like to offer a giant, humongous, ridiculously large, massive, heart-felt thank you to our sponsors! For high-quality designer...

Documentary Review: ‘Running the Sahara’

Few documentary films offer more adventure, travel, excitement, danger, cultural education, athleticism and an inside look at human...

Introducing the Abandon the Cube Mongol Rally Car!

After much stress, hours of searching, and countless overseas calls done by Bill I got word today that our sweet, sweet baby has been...

ATC 2010 Mongol Rally Route

It’s official! We’ve finally ironed out our route details to the finest detail. We have decided to head from London to Paris,...

Abandon the Cube in the Media

Abandon the Cube has been extremely fortunate to be featured across the web and in print media while in the USA. Below are some of the...

How to Buy a Car in the United Kingdom

For the 2010 Mongol Rally, we’ll be buying our car in the UK and then licensing and registering it to leave the country almost...

Updates: Mongol Rally 2010 and ATC

So much has happened in such little time, and yet so much remains undone! With the Mongol Rally launch date fast approaching we’re...

New Member Joins ATC for the 2010 Mongol Rally

We (Mike and Lauren) are happy to announce that we have a new team member who will join us for the 2010 Mongol Rally!  We asked Bill to...

Book Review: Rising / Falling – Always Hoping: A Journey to a Part of Asia, by Craig Chamberlain

This is the only book written about the Mongol Rally. As many of you know, we are participating in this 10,000 mile adventure across Europe...

How to raise money and find sponsors for the Mongol Rally

Having done quite a bit of research on how to find sponsors for our team in the 2010 Mongol Rally, we thought it might be helpful to write...

Man vs Wild

Bear Gryllls’ show, Man vs. Wild (Born Survivor in the UK) – Man vs. Wild – Season 1 – is a rare TV hit. What I...

Happy New Year from Abandon the Cube

We hope the New Year brings about lots of good things for all of our readers!  Lauren and I will be in the US for the first quarter / half...

Feeling Insecure: A Celebrity Call to Arms

Last weekend I saw an episode of Conan on Late Night where Ben Stiller wore the stillerstrong.org headband. It made me realize our targets...

Mongol Rally News Update

Planing for the 2010 Mongol Rally is in full swing at Abandon the Cube. We’ve set up a page on our website: Mongol Rally to enlighten...