Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Long Lost India

Well, it was never really lost, but it never quite got as much blog and photo coverage as some of our other adventures. In part, because India was just difficult, so, while it was undoubtedly quite interesting, I think it's fair to say that none of us enjoyed it as much as some of the other places around the world. There also wasn't much internet access along the way, and I was just learning that Facebook was a good place to store your photos... Well, that's all changing now (except that India is still difficult) - having been in Seattle for almost a full month now, I've got all the pictures more or less organized, so, time to revisit India!

Lott, Logan, Cyrus, and myself were, of course, in India to do the Rickshaw Run in January 2008, a charity event organized by the same people that do the Mongol Rally. On Janurary 1st, we set off from the Southern city of Kochi, in the Kerala state, and 23 long days later we arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal, greeted by the astounding sights of the Himalayas in the distance, and not so astounding sights of rioting mobs right in front of us.

The map of our 5,350km adventure across the sub-continent, along with the actual SMS updates we were sending from the road:

View The Long Way across India in a larger map

And let's have some more pictures:

The four of us in India - click here, or the picture itself, to be taken to the full album.

And arguably an even more interesting album (to me anyway) of pictures from the roads of India. Of everything that you can find on the roads of India!

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