eliot & drew bike through india for 3 months, trying to inconspicuously do some good in the world.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

We're here.

We left Dubai about 13:45 and arrived in Mumbai 19:00 local. I don't know where to start. And I'm not just saying that as a popular turn of phrase.

30+ near traffic collisions, bungies holding the trunk door of our "taxi" buckling, a slew of child beggars all forcing their hands in the windows towards Eliot, Mosquitos the size of quarters all potentially carrying dengue or malaria or some such thing, nearly running over dozens - literally dozens - of women and children, pulling into a back alley and frantically moving our bikes and bags into a barely marked aluminum door reading Anjali Inn, complete with a strange hissing and clicking noise inside (?) the room ...

... and all this IN TEN MINUTES.


4 comments:

  1. That sounds great. Let us know how the next 131,400 minutes go.

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  2. wow that sounds intense and like a scene in a movie....

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  3. How'd you fare with the jolly ranchers?

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