Monthly Archives: January 2012

Stunning coastline

“Argh, I am tired of sleeping in a tent,” Magnus said on the phone this morning. Last night, the guys were planning on relaxing and sleeping proper beds in a hotel in Bojdour, Western Sahara. But when they finally reached … Continue reading

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Avoid the landmines!

Today´s roadbook for the Budapest-Bamako rally contains this piece of reassuring advice: “IMPORTANT: There are landmines in Western Sahara. DO NOT GET OFF THE PAVED ROAD OR THE DIRT ROAD. Always drive in tire tracks. Don’t deviate from the dirt … Continue reading

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Towards Tatouine

Hey! The guys made it well into Tata yesterday afternoon, although it was their hardest day so far. Through the Draa valley, they barely managed to keep an average of 21 km per hour! The piste was full of rocks … Continue reading

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Piste driving

Today, Joachim, Adrien and Magnus left Zagora on their way to Tata, where they will meet up with the rest of the teams in the rally. Today’s main attraction is 120 km of piste driving in the desert, something the … Continue reading

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Operation Desert Storm

(Posted on behalf of Joachim:) We woke up relieved that the awesome hospitality of our hosts had not left us dead from food poisoning (an interesting dining experience where our hosts would dig their arm as far as they could … Continue reading

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Saved by a Bedouin!

Today’s Moroccan update (on a bad phone line) included tales of helpful Bedouine, sand storms and a closed hotel. When the guys finally arrived at the “hotel” in the desert yesterday, it turned out to be closed. The three vespateers … Continue reading

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Blizzards and fog…

The short, cryptic sms I received from Magnus today contained three words only: Blizzards and fog! The guys are well into the Atlas mountains in Morocco now, and according to the weather forcast, it is was below zero there earlier … Continue reading

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Heading towards the Atlas mountains

Hey! I heard from the guys earlier this morning, when they had just had breakfast in Ceuta and were headed for the Moroccan border. They hoped to make it well into the Atlas mountains by nightfall. Via the tracker in … Continue reading

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2 breakdowns on day 1

90 km, 9 hrs = avg speed of 10/kmh, but we are first o-ha. 30 min into our first day, Joahim had hos first break down. His spark plug cap had come undone. Problem identified and fixed in a jiffy, … Continue reading

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Dubbed on Hungarian TV

A surprise, but a good one (never been dubbed before). Fast forward to about 2:50 or watch all of it. Watch it here

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