Like many of you, I will be ringing in the New Year at a party. Only this party will be in Jaisalmer, India and it will mark the beginning of the winter 2011 Rickshaw Run. The Rickshaw Run is a rally organized by The Adventurists. It involves roughly 64 teams driving an auto-rickshaw across India over a period of roughly two weeks. Yes, it is actually as insane as it sounds.
My good friend Darren told me about it and I signed up for this Run, wanting to have a real adventure and see India from a much different perspective. And how.
Our team name is 3 Idiots Aram Se, combinging the huge Bollywood hit (3 Idiots) and also the Hindi term for 'in a leisurely way'. You can track us on our blog or on twitter. We will be taking off at 12 pm India time tomorrow. Wish us luck – we'll need it!