Ulaan on your Feet
In the summer of 2014, I made up a quarter of a team that drove from London to Mongolia, through 20-odd countries, in a very tired 1992 Nissan Micra.
"Madness" I hear you say? Maybe. But that didn't stop us.
To make sure we got sponsorship support, we needed a functional website and a fun logo. Cue our awesome designistrator friend Nigel Payne. And as for the words, that was all me.
And after our adventure, two of our team mates used some of the rally footage to create this short video for a Qantas competition. Unfortunately, they didn't win. But just look at that closing shot!
And if anyone was wondering how it went...
It was insane. Highlights include the altitude-sickness-inducing heights of The Pamir Highway in Tajikistan; the craggy mountains and run-after-your-car kids of Kyrgyzstan; and the sheer scenery surprises of Russia's Altai Mountains.
There was no horseback riding. But there was a lot of territorial dogs; an oh-shit-is-he-gonna-charge moment between our red car and a bull; and a night where we were ambushed by some wannabe-Ghenghis-Khaans!
But we made it with only memories scarring us for life.