Terrifying Taxi Rides

There’s a lot of talk about safety and the solo traveller out there—but few people consider the fact that just getting on the road is one of the most dangerous things you’ll ever do when you travel, whether you’re a man or a woman, on your own or in a group. And sometimes the safest thing to do on any road is to go with the flow—even if the flow makes your head spin!

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

An Indian Odyssey

It’s hard to package two months in India into one blog post—but I’m going to try.

At our final dinner together, our Intrepid tour leader asked us to sum up our experiences in a word. My summary of India was mystical, and my favourite part of the experience was transport.

That was three weeks in. Five weeks later, those words still held true. India is the most mystical place I’ve been, and every time I try to conjure up my “favourite” part, I usually come back to transport. I crisscrossed the subcontinent on domestic flights (mostly uneventful) and trains (best forgotten), but it was the other forms of transport that left the greatest impressions. And so, I’ve decided to package my Indian experience with a round up of my most interesting modes of transport.