Monday, November 26, 2007

Nepal Entry Point Confirmed

There has been lots of debate amongst the various teams as to where we're going to enter Nepal. Apparently a 2-stroke rickshaw is difficult to get across the border if you're just on your own. So the organizers have pulled some strings and we'll all be able to cross into Nepal at Kakarbhitta. Kakarbhitta narrowly edged out our favorite city, Nepalgunj, in the voting. Nepalgunj would have made a route heading up the west coast of India then cutting across to Nepal. Kakarbhitta is on the eastern edge of Nepal, near Darjeeling. Definitely some interesting, different sights, but potentially more driving. Guess it's back to the drawing table to get a new route (or a dart board - throw a couple and connect the dots. That would be interesting!)

In other news, now that the entry point has been determined, Logan dropped by the Nepalese Embassy to get our Visas. We've got the Indian ones already. And mailed back the contract. So the paperwork is (hopefully) done.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

It may be a sign!

Went to a Chinese restaurant for dinner over the weekend - came back with a rather interesting fortune:

"You will step on the soil of many countries"

Adding "in bed" to it actually doesn't work for once, but it sure does sound rather prophetic...

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Safety Third Goes to Mongolia!

The third registration stage of the 2008 Mongol Rally has finally yielded two spots on the Mongol Rally - one for me, and one for Cyrus! We're going back to Mongolia, this time I intend to actually make it all the way to Ulaanbaatar!