The American and the Rickshawallah

South Asians tend to know lots of people who were married after very brief courtships, but this story about an American tourist gets married during her vacaion is a unusual to say the least:

A 26-year-old American tourist travelling in India hitched a ride in a rickshaw last week and married the driver a few days later, a report said Friday.

Whitney from Chicago met her prince charming in Jaipur in Rajasthan, a state west of the capital famous for its stately palaces, after hailing a motorised rickshaw and hiring the driver for her stay in the city, the Mail Today newspaper said.

“On the third day, he surprised me by popping the question,” Whitney told the paper. “‘I want to spend the rest of my life with you’, he told me. I fell in love.”

Best of luck, Whitney from Chicago. Please, please, please start a blog! I bet you could rival Diary of a White Indian Housewife with all of the material you have to work with.

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