Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
THREE Aussie adventurers are looking to undertake the ultimate road trip - a 10,000 mile crosscontinental journey from Prague in the Czech Republic, to Ulan-Bataar, the capital of Mongolia.

The ‘Crosscontinental Dumpling Tour’, composed of Martin Laszkiewicz, of Melbourne and team mates Miki Makuch and Natalie Kim of Perth are undertaking the ‘Mongol Rally’, an annual charity race held by UK based organisation the Adventurists which has raised over £1.5M since the rally’s inception in 2004.

There is no set route, no support teams, and no prize for coming first. Adventure is the key – Rally rules stipulate team cars must have an engine of 1.2L or less, and use of a GPS is discouraged. Finally, teams must raise a minimum of £1000 to enter.

“It’s really about bringing adventure back into travel” stated team spokesman Martin Laszkiewicz. "It’s become very easy to fly from one corner of the world to the other without seeing everything in between. This is a once in a lifetime adventure, done for a cause.”

The team is raising money for the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation, which runs health and educational programs in Vietnam and Mongolia. “We’re also looking for an Australian charity partner, as well as sponsors to support the venture”, said Laszkiewicz. The team sets out from Prague on July 25.

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The Crosscontinental Dumpling Tour

The Crosscontinental Dumpling Tour, is an Australian team of three undertaking the 2011 Mongolia Rally, a charity even organised by UK organisation 'The Adventurists'.

Planned route: Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia
Team website: http://www.mongolrally.com.au
Start date: 25 July 2011
Adventurists website: http://mongolrally.theadventurists.com/index.php
Martin Laszkiewicz
P: +61 402 657 797
W: www.mongolrally.com.au


Travel, adventurer, Mongolia Rally, The Adventurers, road trip, Christina Noble Children's Foundation, sponsorship



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