A gaggle of Mongol Rally veterans and a handful of Adventurist virgins have decended on the quiet Andean town of Urubamba like locusts dropping in on a picnic. The teams spent two glorious days in test driving learning about their vehicles and what they were about to undertake. In this time they learnt some important lessons.
You can't polish a turd; No matter how much you paint your mototaxi, no matter how much shiny stuff you stick to it, it will still be shit.
The Andes are quite high; Those headaches are probably the early signs of altitude sickness, also not wearing sun cream was a really really bad idea.
It's too late to back out; It really is, you might as well sit back and enjoy the ride
After everyone became proficient in mototaxi driving (or rode them for as long as they could bear) a punishing football match began. The good thing about playing football at altitude on a hangover is you've got an excuse for not winning. The bad thing about playing football at altitude on a hangover is the bit where you actually play football. Early reports are the junketeers lost 28-0 and the Urubamba under 14s divison three team were delighted to record their first victory in two years. Particular recognition should go to Adventurist veteran Mr Nick Dodd who scored an impressive four own goals.
After the match teams limped off to dust themselves down and crack out their party outfits. Adventurist parties are often a bit fruity, but the sheer number of Mongol Rally veterans on this event mean that by the end of the night not a drink was un-drunk or a partygoer still respectable. There are a number of other photos of this party, but none of them suitable for this blog. However if anyone wants to buy pictures of hairy, naked overweight men then you know where to come.