Wandering about a shopping mall (in a desperate attempt escape the noise, pollution and general madness of Jaipur) a shop keeper came up to us and started talking in Spanish. He asked if we’d join him for a tea so he could practice his Spanish. It turned out that he used to be a Rickshaw driver, then tour guide but now works in a jewelry store.
Before long the topic of the Rickshaw Run came up. Yogi loved the idea and after studying the map stated that Kochin to Darjeerling in 10 days presents no real problem. He then set about listing spares that we should take and gave me a crash course in rickshaw maintenance.
Best of all though was the following advice.
“To drive in India you need:
1. lots of horn
2. lots of brake
3. lots of luck”