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DavidZweig 1 Apr 2012 13:56

Central Asia/Mongolia trip. Looking for a cause..
 
This summer we (five Americans and four Russians) are doing a three month trip, Istanbul to Ulan-Bator, Mongolia. We'll be driving a big Russian 6x6 truck (a ZIL-131). Most of us have useful skills, professional and business. We've got a web-site too: soviettruck.com

It would be great to make a the trip more meaningful, something to focus our attention on, and something concrete that would come of the project.

One idea I thought of is to bring along filming and editing equipment, with the aim of producing a documentary of some description. Not a travelogue as such, but rather taking the time to research, investigate, arrange interviews etc., focusing on a particular issue. I'm not sure what that would be, though.

Anyone have any other suggestions?

Regards, David.

Bertrand 9 Apr 2012 17:24

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Originally Posted by DavidZweig (Post 373662)
five Americans and four Russians

Anyone have any other suggestions?

Regards, David.

How about this?
Each of you raises (or takes from savings) £10,000 making a total of £90,000 (or more if you have the ability)
enough to build a small orphanage in Mongolia and pay wages for a year, film the build and hand over to keep it going?

austin vince 9 Apr 2012 23:38

make a film
 
The Adventure Travel Film Festival needs cool films. Can you make one? there's a challenge.

Personally, I think it's ok to go on holiday with mates. Fear not - you can spend the rest of your life giving to charity.

Belle 10 Apr 2012 13:14

Yes - how about helping the kids mental hospital in UB directly with stuff that they need? Its one of those places that few see on their way through but is most definitely there. They get nothing from anybody, have nothing of their own and really struggle to keep going - which is why people from this site and the wider m/c community have already donated money, and why a few of us will ride there this summer to make sure stuff gets done and every penny collected goes towards making things a bit better for them. And before anybody asks, no we haven't used any of it to sub the trip! :mchappy:

haggis 13 May 2012 06:24

same thing really
 
Hi

I was looking for something worthwhile too. Maybe I should do as Austin says. I'm sure there will be plenty of causes found on my route.

dominicp 2 Feb 2014 02:45

How do we get in contact with these people?

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Originally Posted by Belle (Post 374782)
Yes - how about helping the kids mental hospital in UB directly with stuff that they need? Its one of those places that few see on their way through but is most definitely there. They get nothing from anybody, have nothing of their own and really struggle to keep going - which is why people from this site and the wider m/c community have already donated money, and why a few of us will ride there this summer to make sure stuff gets done and every penny collected goes towards making things a bit better for them. And before anybody asks, no we haven't used any of it to sub the trip! :mchappy:



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