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woven and spun: an NGO at work in nepal.

Posted on Sep 30, 2011

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.

Posted on Sep 28, 2011

“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 what I […]

finished? or, the end is just the beginning…

Posted on Sep 26, 2011

“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 of […]

loaded up: a week in review of the rickshaw run.

Posted on Sep 17, 2011

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 [so far].

Posted on Sep 13, 2011

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?

Posted on Sep 5, 2011

“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 week […]

pimp thy rickshaw: all pimped up and ready to go.

Posted on Sep 3, 2011

“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 [attempting to] drive across India aren’t your standard three-wheeled affairs. Not content to […]

rare travels, rickshaw-style: what’s in the bag.

Posted on Sep 2, 2011

“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 post […]