"Well-behaved women seldom make history."
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
So, what's this rally all about anyways?
The Mongol Rally is an insane, extravagant, and totally wild intercontinental car race. The rally begins in Europe and ends in Ulan Ude, Russia. The rally rules are simple: the car you use must have an engine less than 1200cc, teams are unsupported and free to choose their own route, and each team needs to raise money for charity in order to participate. Safe to say, we're going to have an adventure of a lifetime, cross a few things off the ol' bucketlist, and come back with a few stories (and hopefully not too many scars).
We're three girls who decided to move across the globe to the vibrant, international city of Tel Aviv. Between the three of us, we've traveled to dozens of countries, met hundreds of inspiring travelers, and explored places our moms probably would probably scold us for. We are girls, and we are not afraid of exploring, adventuring, and stepping way, way outside of our comfort zones. We plan on traveling over 10,000 miles across the globe in the hopes of empowering other women to do the same. Fear be damned.
Our goals are simple
Embark on the adventure of a lifetime
Inspire women to take the leap and travel the world
If that's not enough, we're also gonna raise $20,000*
*and that's just our starting goal
The Mongol Rally:
A Brief Guide
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