Cee’s challenge this week prompted me to dig through my archives and in so doing I remembered my month in India some years ago. On those roads you’re likely to find more varieties of public transport than can be imagined.
Side by side with cars and busses, sharing the same roadways are camels, elephants, bicycle rickshaws and auto rickshaws, all of them carefully riding around the sacred cows relaxing in the middle of the road, oblivious to the commotion around them. Not even the sounds of the ever present hooter bothers them. They know they have right of way.
I took this photo through the windshield of our taxi. Can you see that he’s driving in the middle of the road as it splits? I went prepared for this so kept calm throughout. Those drivers are very good and I put all my faith in them.
I was ripped off a few times by the auto rickshaw drivers, I definitely got overcharged to ride just few kilometres down the road.
I wanted to ride a train in India and got that opportunity to go from Delhi to Agra, a two and a half hour ride.
I’ve written about my adventures in India here on this blog. Just click on the India category to read the posts.
In response to Cee’s Black and White photo challenge, the theme this week is Public Transportation.