There just might be as many rickshaws in India as people. We rode them lots to zip around town, and that’s exactly what they do…zip around, weaving in and out of traffic. If you ever find yourself needing a rickshaw, be sure to agree on a price beforehand, because apparently the lighter your skin the more expensive the ride is.
However, agreeing on a price doesn’t always guarantee you’ll get the best service. Apparently, the driver of one of our last rides didn’t like the agreed upon price. In what felt like an “I’ll show you” attitude, he turned the wrong way down the street and played chicken with oncoming traffic. Thank goodness Kelly and I are alive!
I asked my friend, Liliana, what it was like driving in India. She explained to me that she liked it better than driving in her native country of Brazil, because in India, it was like an organized chaos. Perhaps, Lily. I definitely chalk it up to a fun, scary, faith building, cultural experience!