Announcing our Giveaway Winners (and a Big Thank You for Your Support)!

Posted on January 8, 2015 by

Happy 2015! Hope your new year is off to a good start already!

We rang in the New Year with the best news ever: we’ve reached our fundraising goal for the Rickshaw Run and you guys have helped us raise over $4,000 for charity!!!

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us whether in the form of donation or helping us to spread the word!

We are so touched that you continued to show your support even though we had to pull out of the Rickshaw Run at the last minute (after receiving news that I’m 6-months pregnant and can’t fly! I’ll leave that for another blog post). We didn’t think it would be possible to reach our goal, seeing that we had to raise a thousand or so just a few days before the deadline. But thankfully so many of you stepped forward and the donations just poured in at the last minute.

We are SO happy to be able to make a difference through the help of non-profit Planeterra Foundation and charity organization Cool Earth! The money we’ve raised will definitely go towards meaningful projects all over the world, including India.


To show our gratitude, we’ve teamed up with several travel companies to offer fantastic prizes to donors. Here are the 13 winners of our giveaway! We will be contacting everyone via email. CONGRATULATIONS!

The Winners:

1. Candace Ng – An 8-Day tour of India with G Adventures (worth US$620)

2. Ong Ken Loon – A $100 Voucher from

3. Kristi Gogan – Eagle Creek Dock Duffel Bag (worth $155)

4. Nars Krishnamachari – Tep Mobile WiFi 2-Week Rental (worth $100)

5. Angela Leow – Kinivo ZX100 MIni Portable Speaker (worth $30.95)

6. Tracy Norred – Kinivo BTH220 Bluetooth Stereo Headphone (worth $44.99)

7. Brian Fung – Kinivo BTH360S Bluetooth Stereo Headphone (worth $89.99)

8. Tay Yan Ping – MATTER Hitched Hikers Travel Pants (worth $69)

9. Melinda Countway – Clever Travel Companion Pickpocket-Proof Travel Clothing (worth $34.90)

10. Ishay Govender – Lonely Planet’s The Best Place to Be Today (Paperback worth $23.95)

11. Christoph Kraaibeek – The Adventure Travel Handbook by Nellie Huang (paperback worth $16.99)

12. Linnane Haley – India Unplugged – A Travel Memoir by Aurelia Zoss (Kindle edition worth $3.42)

13. Simon Falvo – 2 Travel Sketches by Talented Sketch Artist Candace Rardon (worth $70)

Thanks to our sponsors who kindly offered us prizes to give away!


Special gratitude goes to our biggest donors:

Oasis Overland

A heartfelt thank you to all our donors:

Ishay Govender Katharina Weber Stefanie Resciniti
Carrie Lowery Charli Moore Marcella Branniff
Sherry Ott Ong Ken Loon Eileen Cotter Wright
Debra Corbeil Paul Dow Madeleine Dove
Audrey Bergner Christian Nikolaus Chanel Brown
Lies Veldeman Lorna G Natalie Boyanovsky
Tracy Norred German Luzon Emma Nibbs
Nars Krishnamachari Hjortur Smarason Kiara Gallop
Bev Rosser Maia Elizabeth Kaitlin Corrigan
Emiel Van Den Boomen Henni Terness Ruslana Krantman
Elizabeth Lennon Julie Greene Magda Solis
Alberto Beltran Tay Yan Ping Magda Izaguirre
Kristi Gogan Raymond Walsh Alissa James
Andrea Rees Melinda Countway Cynthia Ord
Christoph Kraaibeek Nichole Baker Phoenix Teng
Simon Falvo Gaston Blanchet Anna Wolska
Kathryn Burrington Encarna Jurado Deborah Hamilton Lynne
Dustin Main Ashley Lim Casey Cipriani
Linnane Haley Audrey Scott Hanny Drea
Vicente Garcia Ramirez Kashyap Bhattacharya Candice Walsh
Javi Torres Gerard Bao Anastasia Sofia Jones
Abigail King Dalene Heck Angela Leow
Brian Fung Kate McCulley Raye Kiu

The Rickshaw Run January 2015 has already started! Follow the teams on the live tracking page or search for the hashtag #RickshawRun on Twitter.

About Nellie Huang

Nellie Huang is a professional travel writer and blogger with a special interest in off-grid destinations and adventure travel. Her mission is to visit every country in the world. In her quest, she's climbed an active volcano in Iceland, swam with sealions in the Galapagos, built a school in Tanzania, waddled with penguins in Antarctica, crossed into North Korea and drank beer in Palestine.

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