Engine on: 05:00
Engine off for the night: 17:30
KM travelled: 330
Issues/breakdowns: Elton got sick, although we just managed to just make it to Siliguri
Challenges: driving with Elton when he's feeling under the weather, cleaning the carburettor and potholes.
We managed a personal best for early morning starts and made great progress before we stopped to cool down the engines which is required every 2 hours. On one of our stops we got our biggest crowd yet with close to 50 people watching us let the engine cool down. Unfortunately as none of them spoke English our interactions with them were very limited. We noticed that as we progressed East the land continued to increase in lushness and people seemed to be less poor. There was still a significant language barrier with very few people able to speak English (compared with Rajastan) but everyone understood 'petrol' and 'chai'