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Wow! I Never Thought I’d See THAT On The Road…

An elephant sharing the road with trucks? In India, sure!

An elephant sharing the road with trucks? In India, sure!

As I re-learn to drive with a new baby in the car here in Boston, I thank my lucky stars I am not re-learning to drive in India, which has some of the most hectic roadways I have ever seen.

Check out these shocking (well, for my sheltered American eyes) vehicular sights from our teacher tour of India last year…

Um... I think your car might be too full.

Er… I think your vehicle might be too full.

Camel on the road!

Camel on the road!

These boys are riding like this on the back of a rapidly moving truck on the highway!!!

These boys are riding like this on the back of a rapidly moving truck on the highway. ARGH!

I think he can fit a few more barrels on top.

A ridiculous amount of barrels.

Ooof-- That horse has got a load.

Ooof– That horse looks less happy than Mickey Mouse.

Fancy a tranquil bike ride?

Fancy a tranquil bike ride?

My 6'6" brother fitting in a tiny (Nike brand?!) tuk tuk.

My 6’6″ brother fitting in a tiny (sort of Nike brand) tuk tuk.

Camel taxi coming through...

Camel taxi coming through…

These men (and the tree behind them) look very imposing.

These men (and the tree behind them) look very imposing.

Another elephant on the highway.

Another elephant on the highway!!!

Dirty car graffiti happens in other languages, too! Can anyone translate this? Does it say "Wash me"?

Dirty car graffiti happens in other languages, too! Can anyone translate this? Does it say “Wash me”?

Wowza. Doesn’t India bring “diversity in action” to a whole new level? So, which of these modes of transport would YOU most and least like to try?

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