Jet and Cord are also on foot, making their way through the busy traffic of vehicles, pedestrians, donkeys, and rolling truck tires. "This place is amazing," Jet mutters, not entirely warmly. The Goths are in the cab, Kent grossing me out by talking about how Vyxsin's carrying the bottle in her "boozum." They're actually somehow the first to find the tea stall, and they duck into a nearby alley to read the clue. Detour!
Phil lectures, "As one of the oldest civilizations on earth, the people of India have promoted religion and education down through the millennia." So now the teams have to decide "which aspect of Indian life they'd like to explore." Exploring being a little generous, as the verbs in the Detour intros tend to be. For the "Hindu Art" option, they'll go to a statuary shop and paint, dress, and decorate a statue of the Hindu god Ganesha. Even I recognized that one. I also know Shiva and... I could maybe pick Kali out of a lineup and... okay, I'm out. Sorry. Ignorant American again. Back to Phil: "When their work matches the intricate designs of the finished example, the shop owner will give them the next clue." For "Bengali Literature," they'll go to a bookstore and collect eight stacks of children's books which they will carry into a "rickshaw school-bus," which is basically just what it sounds like: a bicycle rickshaw whose trailer is shaped like a miniature yellow school bus. From inside it, they'll direct their driver through the streets to a school, and deliver the books to the headmistress for their next clue. And that's it.
Obviously Kent and Vyxsin are going for Hindu Art, "'Cause I'm good at crafty stuff," Vyxsin says. Gary and Mallory show up at the tea stall (after nearly getting sideswiped by a truck in their cab en route) and decide to deliver the books. Jen and Kisha, meanwhile, have gone inside a building to ask a guy, "Do you know where they make the Snapple?" Rather than just telling them, "New York, derr," he wants to take the cap off, but they snatch it away from him. "Why would he want to open it?" Jen bitches, like that's the stupidest thing she's ever heard. But Kisha says he might have a point, and after removing the cap and looking under it, Jen explodes, "Shut the fuck up!" Or something like that. The sound might have cut out there for some reason. Well, at least they're already in the right neighborhood. Although I still don't understand how.