Robert R. Schenck
Chicago, Illinois, United States
At age 80 retired Rush University hand surgeon, Robert R. Schenck, MD seized the challenge of his life by driving an ambulance 10,000 miles from London to Mongolia for charity. He wrote a book, Travels with Genghis to recount his many challenges, successes and cultural experiences in traversing 16 countries via “The Silk Road.”
Dr. Schenck, with co-driver Norbert Ertel, experienced such exotic cities as Istanbul, Baku, Bukhara, Tashkent, Samarkand, Semey, Novosibirsk, Ulan Ude and Ulaanbaator. Some of the challenges they faced included unmarked and hazardous roads, potentially hostile towns, and border crossings that were true tests of endurance. But their overall impression was of the inherent helpfulness and goodness of people. Once in Mongolia, they traveled to the mysterious Gobi desert. These blogs formed the basis for his book.
Travels with Genghis, is available for purchase through the author at [email protected].