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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

Rickshaw Run - The Adventurists

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 only four all-girl teams.

We spent the weekend in Jaisalmer, a lovely fort city in the desert–only 40 or so kilometers from the Pakistani border. There was a manic victory parade around town (can’t say the locals were exactly thrilled at 50-odd rickshaws clogging up their back alleys), a cricket match against a team from the Indian Air Force, a finish party to top all finish parties, and lots of storytelling and comparing scars between teams.

When the chaos of the weekend finally settled down yesterday and I boarded a train to Delhi with my new friend Nambi, neither of us could actually believe the run is over. I’m now about to head up to Nepal for the week, so this is just a quick note to say there’s more where this came from! I’ve got about 1,300 or so pics to sort through and I absolutely can’t wait to share them with you.

Huge thanks again to The Adventurists and Travel Bloggers Unite for such an amazing journey! Can’t wait to risk my life again on the next adventure…

One last spin in our beloved little tuk.

The Adventurists - Rickshaw Run

A little shameless promotion….and some rickshaw bling.

The Adventurists - Rickshaw Run

Wrecking havoc in Jaisalmer…the locals weren’t impressed.

Rickshaw Run - The Adventurists

Another year, another Rickshaw Run.

The Adventurists - Rickshaw Run

What I’ll miss the most: open roads, our wobbly tuks…and a few camels, too.

The Adventurists - Rickshaw Run

  • Congrats on finishing!!!

    Can’t wait to read up on your adventure. Enjoy Nepal too! πŸ™‚

    • admin

      Thanks, Nicole! It’s hard to believe we actually made it through πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to write up more about the trip–a little overwhelmed about where to start though, haha! When do you head back to Europe? Hope all is well with you! x

  • Bev Ware

    Congratulations Candace, you are a real trooper! I’m so impressed. What an adventure you’ve had. Best wishes Bev x

    • admin

      Thanks so much, Bev! Can’t believe we made it through–it was an incredible journey πŸ™‚ Getting excited for your trip over to Europe soon? Hope all is well with you! x

  • Grace

    Dear Candace:
    You look so gorgeous on those lovely pictures!

    • admin

      Thank you, Grace! How are you? How did your dissertation finish up? Hope you’re loving all your travels before heading back home…send me an update when you can! πŸ™‚

  • Congratulations!! Looked like such a blast and the photos? Love ’em!

    • admin

      Thanks, Lola! I’m not sure I’ve ever had so much fun πŸ™‚ It was such a different way to see the country and meet some fantastic people along the way!

  • jen

    you did it. and you did it beautifully! What about bathrooms, though?

  • I have to say that for the last few of hours i have been hooked by the impressive articles on this site. Keep up the good work.

    • Hello! Many thanks for stopping by and saying hello πŸ™‚ I appreciate your comment and am glad to hear you’ve enjoyed The Great Affair so far. I look forward to seeing you here again!