Riding in Rickshaws

Hey everyone!

Sorry I’ve been gone for so long, I’ve been VERY busy here, my next post will be about events, but here are some pictures of rickshaws.

One of the first “Indian” experiences I and many of our participants have when they arrive is riding in a rickshaw.  A rickshaw is pretty much a motorized tricycle with a canopy over it.  The first time I rode in one I felt like I was on a roller coaster, holding on for dear life, hoping that as we darted between a car and a motorcycle we wouldn’t hit that cow up ahead.

The limit is three people per rickshaw (or so we tell participants 😉 but it can still be pretty tight.  Sometimes you can see what seems like 12 kids in a rickshaw going to or coming home from school.  Apparently there are laws for the number of children in a rickshaw at around 5 or 6, but since the parents split the costs of these rickshaws, they pack in as many as they can.

Well, goodnight everyone, our next event starts tomorrow but I’m really going to try to update more often.  If you are curious about anything specific that I’m doing here, let me know in comments!!

I hope you are all doing well,

Ana Cristina