Meet Our Rickshaw

by Kim Dinan on December 31, 2012 · 14 comments

Five days ago team Namaste Outta My Way united in India, meeting for the first time at the Jaisalmer train station.

In the time that has passed between now and then we’ve been test-driving our rickshaw and preparing her for the long journey ahead (preparations, one should note, have included installing a sound system and decorating her with fabric flowers). We’ve run out of gas. We’ve broken down. We’ve been honked at endlessly and chased by Indian children. But we haven’t crashed the damn thing yet and for that we are eternally grateful.

Our rickshaw has caused us troubles, but despite them all we have fallen in love with our whacked-out, glorified golf cart. We’re excited to introduce her to the world.

So, without further ado…

World, meet rickshaw. Rickshaw, meet world. (We haven’t named her yet but hopefully a name will come to us soon).

It’s Monday here in India and that means we start our adventure tomorrow on o1/01/13.

If you’d like to follow along on our journey in real-time make sure to like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.

And don’t forget that we’re doing this for a good cause! We’re raising money for FRANK Water, a non-profit that sets up sustainable, community-owned clean water projects in some of the poorest communities in India. We’ve raised £2,605 GBP for the charity. Can you help us reach £3,000? Click here to donate.


{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Phillipa December 31, 2012 at 12:06 PM

We’re wishing you the best of luck on your massive journey ladies!
I was so in awe when I saw the photos of your ‘glorified Golf cart!’ She’s beautiful and I’m sure will be a good girl!!

Excited to hear more updates! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! WE LOVE YOU!!


Hannah December 31, 2012 at 12:21 PM

She is so freakin’ cute!


Tyrhone December 31, 2012 at 2:38 PM

What a way to kick off the teenies (that’s what were calling 2013-2019 right?). Your rickshaw shur is purdy.


OurLifeExperiments December 31, 2012 at 2:45 PM

YAY!!! So excited for you guys! What an awesome way to start the new year.

Good luck tomorrow, best wishes!



Gillian @OneGiantStep December 31, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Julie. I think her name is Julie. She’s beautiful and looks more than strong enough to carry you three brave women the whole way! Good luck ladies! Have great fun and remember to take care of each other.


Patricia Sands January 1, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Lookin’ good, ladies! I’ve already made my donation. Stay safe and rock on!


Steve January 1, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Good luck and safe travels across India.


Patti January 1, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Love the bright colors! Eagerly awaiting the adventure!


Jill Miller January 2, 2013 at 3:32 AM

I love it!!! It’s the best tuk tuk I’ve EVER seen!!! I’m jealous of your adventure. I can’t wait to follow all your mishaps and of course your ups. Enjoy :)


TammyOnTheMove January 2, 2013 at 6:13 AM

Love it! She is a real beauty! I hope you guys won’t break down too much! Good luck!


Hannah January 4, 2013 at 4:35 AM

You guys are going to have such an amazing adventure of a lifetime! And for such a good cause! Fyi the rickshaw is looking mighty fine ladies! Great way to spruce it up! Good luck!


Stephen S. January 6, 2013 at 6:12 PM

So cool! Rickshaw looks like she will be able to get the job done!


wandering soul January 6, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Exotic journey… following this blog now…


Cam @ Traveling Canucks January 8, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Hah! Love it! What an adventure


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