If God had made machines he probably wouldn't have bothered with a Rickshaw. But as with so many other things he would have been wrong. Essentially, it's not a very good idea. It's not very fast, it smells, it falls over when you go round corners, it breaks downs more often than an emo teenager and a days driving feels like you've been kicked up the arse by an elephant. But somehow all this makes them better. They are the only way to try and cross the Subcontinent however, and if we do make it across the plan is to have raised money to save more of the Rainforest, the boring details is that we travel from Jaisalmer to Kochi, all on a Rickshaw, with all of our belongings, this will be hell. If you've ever been to India, you know it's hard enough to navigate around whilst staying in guest houses with help of other travellers on locals. We're on our own and attempting this in 2 weeks... did I mention we're doing this on a rickshaw?! The three of us that are doing this are Paul Visser, Jamie Shelton and Liz Flynn. We're all passionate about travel and all passionate about making planet Earth just that little better than what it is today. We are all involved in other charities as well as this one and we know how important the rainforest is for the Earth. That's is why we're mad enough to do this, we hope you enjoy our journey as we will post throughout the trip and after the trip.
I know there are thousands of charities that you are asked to help constantly, day in, day out, so if you cannot add to our pot this time round, I whole heartedly understand.
If however you do have any donations you can give to help us raise the £500 target it's whole heartedly appreciated. There will be regular updates of the trip and progress reports will be submitted so you can see (laugh) at what we're going through. Thanks friends, it feels great to be able to do something to give back to this wonderful planet we live on.
Empowering the Asháninka to shield millions of acres of Amazon rainforest.