Relaxing in Pushkar

Pushkar is a beautiful oasis in the deserts of Rajasthan.  Legend says that Brahma slew a demon with his weapon, the lotus flower, and where the petals fell to earth Pushkar lake appeared.  Nomads and travelers in the first millennium tell stories of Pushkar Lake’s healing properties and it is still a place of worship Read More …

The Rickshaw Run – Getting to Cochin – The Final Chapter

Leaving Goa was hard but that’s mostly because we were on a private beach and lets be honest, who wants to leave a private beach?  But alas we had 2 days to bring the Rickshaws to Fort Cochin and were excited to swap travel tales with the 80+ other teams and enjoy the after party. Read More …

The Rickshaw Run – Goa

After driving through Konya Wildlife Reserve we left bright and early for Goa. Tristan bet the team a round of beers that we wouldn’t be on the road by 6am and he lost!  Watching the sunrise over the farmland was the perfect start to the day, until Afternoon Delight had its first breakdown at least. Need Travel Read More …

Rickshaw Run – Driving through Konya Wildlife Reserve

We left Navi Mumbai bright and early to avoid all the traffic and were excited to explore Konya Wildlife Reserve.  We’d heard good things about the viewpoints on the way up the mountain to Mahabaleshwar and had high hopes that Morning Glory would stay alive for the journey. Need Travel Insurance? Head to World Nomads Read More …

The Rickshaw Run – Gujarat to Mumbai

It was quite a relief to arrive safely in Surat without any serious breakdowns.  Morning Glory pulled her weight from Khambot for almost 250km all the way to Surat but sadly we didn’t make it out of Gujarat by sundown.  That meant we were still in a dry state on the Rickshaw Run but we got Read More …

The Rickshaw Run – Driving from Rajasthan to Gujarat

The Rickshaw Run is the craziest adventure I’ve ever attempted; the first few days of the Rickshaw Run we discovered that one of our rickshaws, Morning Glory, had a well worn engine and was going to continue giving us trouble.  She had a fuel tube and ignition cable come loose multiple times and needed a Read More …

Rickshaw Run – The Beginning

8 and a half hours before the Rickshaw Run began I met my final teammate, Tristan and just 2 days before driving across the Indian subcontinent I met Ben, Sara and Chris when they arrived in Jaisalmer with my friend Joe.  Everyone knows one or more person and we’ll be spending the next 2 weeks Read More …

Desert Life – A 2 Night Camel Safari the Thar Desert – Jaisalmer, India

Jaisalmer is known for its beautiful Thar Desert and starry night skies so when I heard about the 2 night Desert Life safari from Real Man Desert Safari I knew I had to go!  The last time I was in the desert was years ago in Israel’s Negev and I remembered camels being quite uncomfortable but thought Read More …

A Weekend in Jaipur – The Pink City

Jaipur is the capital of the state of Rajasthan, India and a perfect place to regroup after an all too touristy stay in Agra for the Taj Mahal.   Jaipur became known as the Pink City in 1876 when Maharaja Ram Singh painted the whole city pink to welcome Queen Victoria & the Prince of Wales.  (Apparently Read More …

Taj Mahal in Agra, India

Agra is famous throughout the world for the Taj Mahal.  The Taj Mahal is one of the new seven wonders of the world and a UNESCO world heritage site.  Everyone has heard of it and its on plenty of bucketlists so it was an easy choice to visit Agra after celebrating Holi in Mathura.   Read More …