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.
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.