Friday, March 12, 2010

Riding a rickshaw across India



My friend Brad and two of his best buddies will soon be standing in the hot Indian sun two weeks from now, setting off to compete in a 3,000 km rickshaw run across the country.


They start off in the southwestern town of Cochin and head north along the coast into the hills of the Himalayas. They'll end their trip with a visit to Bhutan -- the only country in the world that puts happiness at the heart of government policy.

If you want a glimpse into what this insane adventure might be like -- and the risks they're taking -- fast forward this video from National Geographic to 1:30. You'll wonder if Brad's lost his marbles or not. (He has)

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