I drove with friends from England to Mongolia - 10,529 miles - AMA
Last July I left on a rally with three friends. 300 teams of cars started on their journey from Goodwood Racetrack in the South of the UK and drove all the way to Ulan Bator, the capital city of Mongolia.
The rally was called The Mongol Rally (link) and there were only three rules:
Raise money for charity (one in Mongolia and one of your own choice)
There is no back-up or safety, it's all on your own backs
The car you take must be 1.5litre engine or less
We took a one litre Suziki Alto (image).
There is so much for me to say about the trip. I made a video documentary of the journey, you can watch it here: (Youtube) and if you want to know anything at all, ask me and I shall answer.
As long as I get questions, I'll give answers. I don't have constant internet access as I'm currently abroad travelling (Croatia at the moment), but when I get internet, you can be sure I'll be on Reddit....
Edit 2: One of my friends is a professional photographer, he documented the trip with hundreds of photographs and put a selection of his favorites on his website, here They are separated into sections of the trip. - check them out if you don't fancy watching the video.
Edit 3: Ummm....holy crap, I leave the computer for a couple of hours and this thing blows up. Did not expect this. I'll answer every question I can, but it will take a while. Bear with me!
Edit 4: Common questions:
The route we took passed through: England, France, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia and finally Mongolia.
We took a ferry across from England to France. Our car -whilst being a trooper- cannot sail.
Once we arrived in Mongolia, ownership of the car was passed to the charity there. The car was then sold at auction to a local and the money went to the charity. We flew home to England two weeks later.