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Dumball 2008 - Mission: Corfu

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This is The Dumball Rally 2008.


It's when a load of not-so-rich, not-so-famous people get together in their fancy rubbish cars and drive ... all across Europe - just about the opposite of the rubbish Gumball.

Why let the rich and famous have all the fun? Dumball is one of those drunken pub ideas that actually happened.

Find out more at www.dumball.org


This year we're fundraising for War Child: www.warchild.org.uk





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The Dumball has landed

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Ok, i suppose i'd better write something. We've not been in a car for nearly 24 hours and there on internet here so the prospect of tapping away on a phone is less than appealing when i could be living it up with as much free anything as i like, 3 pools, private beach, water skiing etc...

So, the Macedonian hotel was a skiing report, and felt like instantly stepping into the 70's - pine everywhere and the sent of swinging in the air. It was a short hop to the border, and good greek motorways to the coast, so the drive was a breeze and we got some good formation driving in.

It still managed to be nearly dark by the time the ferry got here though, and suprisingly Corfu's road are all quite narrow, busy and windy which was fun trying to keep the 14 car rainbow squadron together.

Right now, the Dumball song is being written in the pool and i'm getting involved. Just the award ceremony left now...
31st May 2008, 15:14   comments (6)

Corfu awaits

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After a dash for the ferry we arrived in a 12 car convoy at the ferryport only to find it was leaving in five minutes and few peeps had euros. After some frantic scrambling for money all round and a fortunate lorry removal from the boat we squeesed on as they let the ropes go. The sign on the boat says. Corfu this way!

Jbub. Raging horn!
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30th May 2008, 16:48   comments (2)

Dumball waiting

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Have only recently got reception so apologies for chronology not being correct

The check out from the albanian hotel was the only thing slower than the waiters at dinner but in true dum spirit some of our number took the easy option.

Jbub Team raging horn

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30th May 2008, 15:16   comments (2)

In the pink

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Never. Ever leave your car unattended overnight. This car was blue last night!Just been through border crossing into Greece. Corfu here we come!
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30th May 2008, 10:57   comments (5)

Mines a latte

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Montenegro. Its hot. A previously war torn country. Border guards with guns and sniify dogs. 300 metrers beyond the border there's a restaurant so in true dumball style we stop.

The northerners are borrowing money from the southerners the northerners are eating girders And we're avin a latte!

Suddenly balance is restored
:-)Team Raging Horn. JbubBlueBerry's are better than Blackberry's?
30th May 2008, 10:51   comments (2)

We're currently in a scrap yard...

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They're not called junctions in Albania. They're called free-for-alls. And they don't have roads. They have potholes.

Check out this morning took hours, then Tirana was bonkers, then the Macedonians didn't know how to run a busy border crossing- it was a bit like Istanbul all over again. But we're all though and racing (not like that...) to our hotel for our welcoming party, Macedonian banquet and band. Time, as ever, is running short for driving and blogging.

It seems we really made an impression on Shkoder. The film crew were hanging around for ages in the evening and the morning, and apparently they aired two 5 minute pieces along with dumping 30 mins of raw unedited footage on national TV. We've got a copy of that and I'm sure they'll be some me in at Dumball.org eventually. Also, the inept hotel wouldn't open the club in the basement as they said they would, so
we found a student union which agreed to open up for us especially. The Alabanian are brilliant- all really frinely and helpful, they just do things a little differently to us. Every kid just stopped pointed and screamed in delight.
It was such good fun. Lupa goes moo!

I'm sure there's a lot else been going on but it hard to keep up. Luckily plenty of other people are also helping fill in the gaps. We're now lost in Macedonia, it's proper dark and dinner started half an hour ago... But this is what it's all about- back in the EU tomorrow and 'normality'. Boooo!
29th May 2008, 20:51   comments (2)

late

Where to start. I doubt very much I can put it more sucsinctly than the General Lee, so I'll skip explaining anything (it's a bit late too) and just post a load of pictures while we're gpt internet.
 
Albania is incredible. We've seen kids sprinting across fields just to get a moo from our cow car and screaming in delight when they do.
 
Beleive it or not, it's nearly 4 and this is an early one, so I've got a few spare minutes to blog. Eyelids are heavy. See you in Macedonia...
29th May 2008, 02:36   comments (3)

Beat That!: cont.

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It appears we've had a comment* on our Mission that it's not properly above his head. We've thought of that. This is our backup, not-gonna-lose-on-a-technicallity picture. But as you say, big fish bonus.
 
The movie itself is 84 meg, so I can't post it here, and it's not for your eyes anyway. Be at the award ceremony in Corfu and you might just be allowed to see it...
 
* I haven't seen (and aren't looking at) the comments, but I did catch that one. I'll catch up with the rest of them later.__________________________________________________________
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29th May 2008, 02:25   comments (1)