That is so Indy

5 Dec

I rarely enter a situation with the intention of getting rejected which is exactly how I am writing this post from India:

it looks like imagined

just like I imagined,

plus I have a private bathroom

but with a private bathroom,

This goat is wearing a shirt

and this goat is wearing a shirt.

My plan:
Out of proximity and interest I was going to drive MV Augusta F4 (the casual name I have given to my rented Japanese scooter) to the Nepalese boundary line and then, well, that was as far as I had planned because clearly I was going to be denied entry; India requires a notoriously hard-to-procure visa.

I won't look a gift horse in the mouth

I am not one to look a gift horse in the mouth

At boarder patrol I stopped my bike.
“Namaste,” I smiled.
The guard with the gun said something in Hindi as I cocked my head to one side, “What?”
Another smile.
“Go” he stated in what had to be English.
I nodded as if I expected this.
“Go?”, I confirmed, turning on my scooter
–he waved me on.

Soooo, new plan, I’m in India. It’s been 24 hours and I don’t expect to stay long but — if I’m being honest — I think this elephant wants me to stay.

As always; when I’m done surprising myself I’ll let you know what happened.
for realz,

5 Responses to “That is so Indy”

  1. Andrew B. Travis December 5, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    So nice to hear/see what you are up to. A rented scooter, huh? At least we know you are an experienced rider. And those elephants in the road are hard to miss.

    • Jerry and Kathy Pitts December 5, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

      A lot of things go unclaimed for the lack of asking and you didn’t even have to ask ! Sometimes a pretty face will get you further than a fist full of dollares, were thinking of you ,keep having fun and be safe !

    • Sammi Travis December 23, 2013 at 2:25 am #

      super hard to miss. no crashes for me!

  2. Darlene Kobchar December 5, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

    You keep on having the adventure of a lifetime. You are an inspiration!!!!! I will be praying for your safe journey!!! Love, Dar

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