Friday, December 30, 2011

Adventure in India - Transportation

Getting around is a real adventure. Our tour company arranged a comfortable Toyota SUV with very competent and patient drivers. Although there are many new model cars (Honda's, Suzuki’s, Hyundai’s, etc.) all over the streets (we even passed a Ferrari dealership in Delhi) transportation is quite varied. Trucks were typically decorated with flowers, animals and patterns in the front. On the back, as if the truck drivers needed coaxing, would be painted “Blow Horn.” Horns are substitutes for signals and breaks. The other modes of transportation we witnessed included, an elephant, camels for transporting cargo, bikes, motorcycles galore (they do wear helmets) rickshaws using bikes, and 3 wheel Piaggios with canvas covers as cabs… oh, and the occasional donkey.

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