After 10 short days already the last day of our 11 day adventure across the Caucasus had come. It started with high hopes for Belgian Team Care Bears, whose tank had started leaking the day before, but miraculously stopped doing so overnight. But the joy only lasted till someone pointed out that it was probably just

Day 9 led our teams of the Caucasian Challenge 2016 into Nagorno-Karabah, a disputed territory, which is officially part of Azerbaijan, but basically independent with its own government and supported by Armenia. There is kind of a border check point, but the officers usually more busy with enjoying life (and a drink) than with bothering

Another border was waiting for the teams of the Caucasian Challenge 2016. After initial desperation and panic attacks remembering the long wait at the Turkish-Georgian border, it turns out that the Georgian-Armenian border is comparatively a real pleasure to cross – if there was not this darn bureaucracy for bringing a car into the country.

After an exhausting day five, a rather relaxed day was waiting for our teams. First, we headed to the city of Gori… Birthplace of Stalin In this center of his still-ongoing personal cult, we could visit his birth house, by now enclosed and protected by a shrine – like building. Also nearby is the Stalin

Day Five should be one of the highlights of the Caucasian Challenge 2016: driving up the narrow and winding mountain roads to Ushguli, one of the highest-altitude continuously inhabited villages and, after that, crossing the 2600-meter high Zagor Pass.   A Strange Crew on a Strange Brew: a Few Hiccups in Fluidity But first things

The day started with a challenge right away, even before the teams had gotten into their cars. Overnight, a busy marked had popped up on the streets, making any movement of the cars impossible.  But luckily there is no problem, that could not be solved with a lot of gesturing and smiling, so soon they

Five teams with participants from Belgium, Hungary, UK, India and Germany – old Travel Scientists veterans and new recruits – will explore Turkey, Georgia and Armenia for 11 days in 2WD or 4wD drives during the Caucasian Challenge 2016.  The senior of this year’s rally is a more than 20 year old Subaru Justy, which

Adventure lovers – pay attention! If you’re looking for the next big thing to get the adrenaline pumping while throwing in a heavy dash of travel on the way, then pay attention this post is for you! Also, if you’ve been on the fence about joining the Caucasian Challenge, we’re just about to make your

  We’ve always cared about the children of Tamilnadu, but right now, after the severe rainfalls in Chennai and surroundings, they need our and especially your support even more. The Travel Scientists have teamed up with Round Table India, and together with our participants, we’ll bring some love and happiness to Tamilnadu! Bring holiday cheer

Three states, 1110km, 5 teams, 13 participants from 4 different countries kicked off from Panaji on 15 June 2015 on a three-wheeled mission across the Deccan Plateau to India’s most populous city – Mumbai! Things didn’t begin as early as planned on the Rickshaw Challenge – Deccan Odyssey 2015, since most of the teams had partied a little hard the night before

Three states, 1010km, 17 teams, 42 participants from 8 different countries kicked off from Trivandrum on 6 April 2015 on a three-wheeled adventure up the Malabar Coast to the capital of Goa, Panaji! However, while things on the Rickshaw Challenge – Malabar Rampage 2015 mostly went of without a hitch, our teams had their first

After 9 years of success with the Rickshaw Challenge, named by Lonely Planet as one of the “World’s Greatest Adventures” in 2012, we conjured up a brand new adventure embracing India’s vibrant car culture. Headed up by the beloved Ambassador, the inaugural India’s Cup kicked off 20 January 2015 on an epic journey round South

With the winter holidays over, there was not much to do besides sit in front of the television feeling like you’re about to burst from all the food, getting ready to see in the New Year with the new resolutions to lead a healthier life. However, for this very reason, we decided it’s the perfect time

Kicking off on the 29 December 2014, 21 teams made up of 48 participants from 14 different nationalities began their journey in Chennai and revved down the Coromandel Coast in South India to Trivandrum in auto rickshaws. With the tail end of a cyclone to battle in the first few days, the teams didn’t get