Focus on the journey, not the Destination

Devin Finneran
Aug 25, 2015 · 2 min read

So it is proving a lot more difficult to put our driving and cultural experiences of Mongolia into words, I think I need some more reflection time if I’m honest. I have never experienced anything like it and it was like a complete level upgrade from the rest of the trip, it’s all made better by the people who you share the adventure with.

When asking people for advice on the trip we were told that there were no roads in Mongolia, we often laughed it off questioning on the inside if that could actually be the truth. Sure there were some great tarmac stretches but for hundreds of miles between the big cities there was NOTHING.

I’ve always tried to keep the blog up to date (apart from our radio silence in Iran and Turkmenistan) and have posted the story of our finish. **SPOILER ALERT**. Check it out here.

Here’s an idea of some of the stats of the trip.
35 Days
18 Countries
9,915 Miles / 16,525 Kilometres
1,920 Litres of Petrol
381 hours of driving
42 hours at borders
86 coffees
5 times getting lost
4 near death experiences
20 Pit-stops
3 Break-downs
19 times pulled over by Police

1 Incredible Adventure.

Thank you once again to everyone for the support, especially our sponsors. Most importantly, thanks to Headstrong — The National Centre for Youth Mental Health — a brilliant charity doing incredible work.

Devin Finneran

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@HardlyFlawless 23, from Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Graduate from University College Dublin. Events | Travel | Music.

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