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World First Weekly Wander is a weekly rundown of the latest and greatest travel blog posts. It’s compiled by our very own social media man, Tristan Rothwell, and it’s a super-speedy way to catch up on the latest travel buzz. This week we’re off to Mongolia. No, really.

 

Take it away, Tristan!

London to Mongolia in Robin Reliant? That's the plan!Hello again travel fans. It’s that time of the week again and the theme for this week’s World First Weekly Wander is...

 

The Mongol Rally!

Last week our theme was "road tripping" which was great, so great that it inspired us to put a World First Travel Insurance team together for next year’s Mongol Rally. You heard it here first! Unfortunately, my team name suggestion of Nuns On The Run has been thwarted in favour of something more sensible (probably involving the words "World", “First", "Travel" and maybe "Insurance").

So to get us even more inspired and also help me persuade some of my friends to leave their loved ones for quite some time, this week we are off to Mongolia. So start your engines and fasten your seatbelts, this may be a bumpy ride.

Any journey that involves driving these sorts of distances is going to result in a few mishaps. And this is what’s in store for us! Read on to find out more thanks to @theplanetd and their post More Mongol Mishaps.

So by now you’re probably thinking we must be crazy to want to enter The Mongol Rally (travel insurance people can be crazy you know). Let’s seek the help of @mikeachim to dispel a few myths about it all by way of a great travel post Mongol Rally 2011: A Few Myths Busted.

If you don't like the idea of being in a car for 10,000 miles then you could always try your hand at some hitchhiking, in which case this post is recommended reading: Hitch-Hiking The Mongol Rally. There’s a great collection of photographs on Flickr too.

Oh how I wish I thought of the team name Genghis Carnage! It’s pure brilliance. Read how @realpetermoore joined them to get Inside the Mongol Rally.

All these posts got me thinking. What kind of crazy person thought up the Mongol Rally? Well, his name is Tom Morgan. Read on and find out the how, why ,what and where in Tom Morgan: How I Created the Mongol Rally. Or check out The Adventurists website.

I found this post Leeds to Ulaanbaatar whilst doing my online research and they have a great Spotify playlist for when you are on the road. They are raising money for Human Relief who you can follow on Twitter.

I’m not sure I would want to travel 10,000 miles in a smart car but there are always people willing to give crazy stuff a try and here they are: Team Smart. They have raised over £4000 pounds!

Well, that rounds up this week’s World First Weekly Wander. Until next week, drive car-fully!

Tristan

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