Remember the autorickshaw paradox?
Well, I decided to turn my transport woes into my transport whoa’s: I bought a moped.
I bought it secondhand, with help from my roommate (whose Hindi/Telegu language skills PLUS his knowledge of two wheeler mechanics were invaluable). And I’ve been teaching myself to ride it over the past few weeks. So far, so good. It’s empowering to have my own transport, and it’s frankly thrilling to navigate the insane traffic.
Yes, I’m safe and yes I’m wearing a helmet all the time. To be honest, I’m really glad I got the thing.
Next step – taking a photo of me WITH the bike, which I’ll post here as soon as that happens.