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Woven and spun: An NGO at work in Nepal.

Woven and spun: An NGO at work in Nepal.

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 | 7 Comments

Santosh is driving a hard bargain when I return to his shop Thursday morning. “Prices are fixed…fixed prices,” he says sternly to a group of Asian tourists, pointing at a laminated sheet of paper. Laminated. There’s no bending the rules with this guy. But why should he? He runs the shop of a recently founded […]

Top ten landscapes of the Rickshaw Run.

Top ten landscapes of the Rickshaw Run.

Posted on Sep 28, 2011 | 9 Comments

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” — Marcel Proust Normally, I’d be inclined to agree with Proust. But after passing 3,000km through India in a rickshaw, I find myself disagreeing…our own voyage of discovery through the subcontinent brought with it so many new landscapes that […]

Finished? or, the end is just the beginning…

Finished? or, the end is just the beginning…

Posted on Sep 26, 2011 | 11 Comments

“Do not plan for ventures before finishing what’s at hand.” — Euripides It’s over. I can’t believe I can finally say those two words, but it’s true…we survived the Rickshaw Run! Citlalli and I rolled across the finish line last Thursday night at precisely 6.35pm–24th out of 72 teams! Not bad, considering we were one […]

Loaded up: A week in review of the Rickshaw Run.

Loaded up: A week in review of the Rickshaw Run.

Posted on Sep 17, 2011 | 9 Comments

It’s our day off today, and I’m not sure I’ve ever been so happy to say that. Yesterday brought an unexpected fourteen hours of driving–the first two and a half of which were spent covering exactly 18 miles due to the world’s biggest traffic jam…ever. While the streets themselves were blocked with bumper to bumper […]

Stayin’ alive: Surviving the Rickshaw Run.

Stayin’ alive: Surviving the Rickshaw Run.

Posted on Sep 13, 2011 | 11 Comments

After three days of rainstorms, breakdowns and wrong turns, the Rickshaw Run is officially under way–I guess there’s no turning back now, right? As I type this, I’m sitting in a little one-room internet cafe in Siliguri, India–a rat has just darted past my feet and a fan moves hot air around me over head. […]

Staying in touch 101: Want to run along the Rickshaw Run?

Staying in touch 101: Want to run along the Rickshaw Run?

Posted on Sep 5, 2011 | 4 Comments

“The one good thing about not seeing you is that I can write you letters.” – Svetlana Alliluyeva It’s that time again. Office desk cleared out, flat scrubbed down and deposit returned, dissertation bound and turned in…so many endings and goodbyes can only mean one thing: change is a comin’. Last week was quite the […]

Pimp thy rickshaw: All pimped up and ready to go.

Pimp thy rickshaw: All pimped up and ready to go.

Posted on Sep 3, 2011 | 4 Comments

“Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car.” — E.B. White Or, I might say now to Mr. White, in a rickshaw… But the rickshaws that Citlalli and I, as well as seventy-odd other teams, will soon be driving across India aren’t your standard three-wheeled affairs. Not content to do anything conventionally, […]

Rare Travels, rickshaw-style: What’s in the bag.

Rare Travels, rickshaw-style: What’s in the bag.

Posted on Sep 2, 2011 | 10 Comments

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” — Jack Kerouac I love blogging/Tweeting trends. Trends like #FriFotos, in which everyone tweets photos for the same theme (today’s is black and white), or a somewhat smaller one in which travel bloggers […]