Sunday, 19 August 2007

Update #31 - They made it

I just got a call with with no number, and after a few seconds of delay I heard Richard saying:

"We made it !"

The car looks like crap, but what the hell. They made it on their own, finishing ~30th. Whereas about 15-20 of the other teams got in on a truck, the Polo took the ride bravely and succeeded. We all congratulate you to this hell of a trip. It might be a little late for the party (3.00 am local time) but whatever. There's a whole lot going on in UB, so go and have some drinks boys, you earned it. And as the votes for the journey back are pretty balanced, I'd say we allow them to take the plane home on tuesday. Enjoy your free days boys... and get a shower.

They made it, this means, that my reporting most probably is over now (I'm pretty sure, that Martin and Richard will send you some notes and stories though). I wish to thank everybody, who helped me solving all the mysteries of international dialing codes, opening hours and locations of embassies and especially Katja for calling those embassies and arranging a smooth visa process. Without all of you I couldn't have helped them that much. I hope you enjoyed reading this blog as much as I enjoyed writing it. So let me send out this final message:

Thank you !

9 comments:

sternburg said...

Congratulations.

Denis said...

Congratulations!

Freddy said...

Congratulations from me too :D
Youe both can be very proud :)

ute said...

Great to hear, that they finally made it! I`m so proud of the guys!!

Lars said...

Congratulations!

Nils said...

You two guys rock!
Congratiulations!

Felis said...

THANK YOU so much for this teriffic blog, punctuated by hilarious comments and most of all the most recent updates. Can't tell you how much that helped quelling my ever present fears for the guys (boyfriend's on Team Ruhrpott) whenever I didn't know whether they'd died yet or not. Good work! Cheers!! :)

Kmpec said...

Great work... I almost felt like, being in the rally by myself. Got a new thing on my list for things to do, before I die. :)

sternburg said...

Ja, richtig: Great Work!