Somewhere between Arvaikheer and Edernasant (MGL)- Ulaan Baataar (MGL) + Final Mission Completed!
September 2, 2014
We woke up at 6am, leave camp at 7:30.
Our Tahki Butter seems to know that we will be at the finish line today. He “galloped” the entire way through.
It was a peaceful morning.
There were eagles everywhere along this stretch of the road. There are 30 different spieces of eagles, hawks, and kites in Mongolia. This guy was badass.
It was weird that our journey ended today.
Just when you thought that the road to Ulaan Baataar is smooth, another minor challenge appeared.
And finally we arrive in UL around 2:30pm.
We completed Mongol Rally!
20 Countries, 10345 Miles, 52 Days, 1 Tiny car.
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!
THANK YOU for your service Takhi Butter! You will be missed!
We were the 199th team to arrive.
We checked in the hotel and completed our final FUNraiser mission: “EAT A MONGOLIAN GOAT HEAD“! We raised $300 for this mission THANK YOU for the donations!
Our Mission Description:
A whole goat head is considered a prized delicacy in Mongolia. Traditionally, the goat head is placed in a pot with potatoes, carrots, onions and boiled for hours, and is very expensive to order in Ulaan Baataar restaurants. We got ours special ordered from our nice hotel manager. He knew of some chef who specialized in this delicacy so we had it delivered to us, in Chinggis Khan style!
How did it taste? Surprisingly, the texture of our meat was bouncy yet soft and the tongue is firm and lean. Hint of smokiness greeted our palates, followed with subtle flavor of herbivore gaminess. It was not salty at all, but rather “natural” tasting. And yes, as we promised, we ate both of the eyeballs too.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for your donations!!! Together we saved over 3 acres of rainforest in Peru through our charity Cool Earth from this mission!
What we learned on Mongol Rally?
1. The journey is more important than the destination!
2. Like what Bob Marley sang: “Don’t worry every little thing is gonna be alright!”
3. You will never know how you smell after 7 days of no showers and running water!
Here’s our final pictures wearing a traditional Kyrgyz felt hat – Ak-kalpak (white cap). Thanks for reading!
Баярлалаа (Bayarlalaa)- Thank You!
Эрүүл мэндийн төлөө! (Erüül mendiin tölöö)- Cheers and Good Health!