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Beauty in the breakdowns: we survived the rickshaw run

by Kim February 10, 2013

I would do the Rickshaw Run again. I know this in a heartbeat. Because even when this crazy adventure was bad it was still good. It was frustrating and shocking and exhausting and sad but it was always also good.

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Beauty in the breakdowns: nearing the end… of my rope

by Kim February 6, 2013

I have to be honest. I am over the rickshaw run. I’m over the breakdowns. I’m over running out of gas. I’m over the traffic and the honking and the screams of “Hello, where are you from? WHAT COUNTRY?” I am over the goddamned Parle-G biscuits. I swear to you I will never again eat a Parle-G biscuit.

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Beauty in the breakdowns: saved (again) in Gujarat

by Kim February 3, 2013

We are driving through Gujarat now, an Industrial state we were warned to avoid. The beauty and magic of our time in Rajasthan feels like a distant dream. In Gujarat we see a different side of India. It is dirty and ugly here and the level of poverty is profound. Suffering is everywhere.

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Beauty in the breakdowns and the accidents

by Kim January 26, 2013

So, I crashed the rickshaw, but just barely.

It happened in Udaipur. We’d arrived in the early afternoon, hoping to find a guesthouse and settle down for sixteen whole hours after 4 days of driving on India’s maniacal roads.

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Beauty in the breakdowns: a place to rest our heads

by Kim January 23, 2013

The rickshaw was on her last leg as we bumped by a tiny village. Village, in fact, might be too strong of a word. Five shambled structures sat at the intersection of two dirt roads. A group of men stood in front of them. We stopped the rickshaw. We had to. The men stared but kept their distance. Who knows what they were thinking?

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Beauty in the breakdowns: driving 3,000 kilometers through India in a rickshaw

by Kim January 20, 2013

I have a bucket list. I’ve got 83 things on this list. Big things and I add to it often. I want to hike the Appalachian Trail. I want to buy a campervan and drive it across Australia. I want to do an ironman triathlon. I want to write a book.

Never once in the history of my bucket list have I ever considered adding: “Drive a three-wheeled rickshaw 3,500 kilometers down the sub-continent of India.”

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(A)live from India

by Kim January 15, 2013

Two weeks and over 3,000 kilometers later- I’ve survived the rickshaw run! Photos and info on what comes next.

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Scenes from India

by Kim December 28, 2012

Today Hannah, Sarah and I met the fourth member of our team. She is beautiful and only slightly rickety. She has padded seats, just like me.

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Oh yeah, so, in TWO WEEKS I’m driving a rickshaw through India

by Kim December 16, 2012

In two weeks I’m driving an auto-rickshaw down the subcontinent of India. I can’t believe it! And I’m so unprepared…

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Updates, rickshaw run, and travel fits and starts

by Kim October 23, 2012

Travel updates, new Rickshaw Run sponsors and how life on the road isn’t quite how I thought it would be

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Rickshaw run update

by Kim September 28, 2012

It has been only two weeks since I announced that I’d be participating in the 2013 Rickshaw Run with Hannah of Furtherbound and Sarah of Sarah Somewhere. So much has happened in those two weeks. An update announcing new Team Namaste Outta My Way supporters and other fun news.

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Big, gigantic, humongous, exciting announcement

by Kim September 12, 2012

I’ve got a big, gigantic, humongous, exciting announcement. I’ll be driving the length of India in a rickshaw during the 2013 Rickshaw Run!!!

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