This summer two ex-Mongol Ralliers (Chatty and Jamie) and one never-backpacked-before (Olivia) individuals are flying to India, where they will hopefully buy an auto rickshaw and then drive it across India, all in aid of the children's charity HEAL.
Yes, I quite agree this is a bit of a hare-brained idea, more dangerous than the standard villa holiday and thanks to the lack of team organisational skills just plain silly.
A bit more info:
We are flying into New Delhi, getting an internal flight to Guwahati in the Assam region, buying a second hand auto rickshaw and driving it to Jaisalmar where we will jump on a train back to New Delhi, then flight home. All in 12 days.
An auto rickshaw is basically a three wheeled motorbike with a roof on top. Auto rickshaws (or Tuk Tuk's as they are also known by) are present in all Indian cities replacing the taxi as a means of getting from A to B.
Now you know what we're doing, you probably want to know why?? Apart from the obvious need for adventure (none of us can last long without it) we want to raise money for charity - Heal.
We know that us tight pursed Brits aren't great with parting with the pennies, which is why we thought we should do something so dangerous you'd feel pretty bad not to!
Heal helps relieve under privileged children, educating them so that they will never live a life of poverty again . We are aiming to visit one of their projects in India, so we can see for ourselves where our money is going.
Please donate as little or as much as you can www.justgiving.com/AnAutoRickshawAcrossIndia