Developing/Developed World Cycling: The Ironies of the Road

“Half the fun of the travel is the aesthetic of lostness.”

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Coming into Tblisi was downright frightening. It wasn’t the four lanes of fast moving traffic which caused us to panic as you may expect, but rather the cars which were zooming on and off the highway at each and every exit. When people find out that I cycled across India, a country notorious for its chaotic and ruthless roads, they inevitably exclaim something to the effect of, “but the roads are so busy and dangerous there” which I now find amusing because in reality cycling in India, or in any developing country for that matter, is actually a whole lot easier and safer than in North America or Europe.

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