Mamallapuram (India) 16th September
Yes, Jo has hit the road again and after a mere 10 days in Blighty I have fled the country. The reason is that I am visiting my fiance for 5 days, because once I start medical school this wednesday there will be no time to see him before Christmas.
The weather is warm and cloudy and the driving is pretty reckless. To illustrate this point we were going to the cinema yesterday evening and as we turned in a motorbike crashed into us. Or to put it another way, we forced the motorbike to crash into us because we left him no other option. Thank goodness nobody was hurt, because there was a father, his wife and their 10 year old daughter on the bike. Of course none of them were wearing helmets and the mother was sitting side saddle because she was wearing a sari. So, that was last night's drama and miraculously it was not a serious incident. The driver informed me afterwards that it was not his fault, but if this had occurred in the UK I think the police would take a slightly different stance.
The title of this blog is the name of my new ferret. Pebbles passed away while we were in China and she was replaced by a baby in my absence. She is called India because obviously I love India and Kitai is China in Russian.
The money we've raised is slowly rising and once I have amended Just Giving we will be at about 28k. Keep checking this blog for any more tukking news or further crazy antics we are planning.
Love from India,
P.S. Seeing all the Indian autos i.e. tuk tuks is giving me itchy feet for another Ting Tong mission- watch this space!!!!