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And the scenery was just spectacular. We had driven this route on the bus in the dark so we were seeing it all for the first time. It reminded us both of our trip through the Himalayas a few years ago when we went from Kathmandu to Pokhara in Nepal.
The journey to Shimla took us 8 1/2 hours and the distance was only 240 km (around 180 miles).
When you consider the state of the roads however, i surprised we did it that quick.
We saw ...
... which the monkey took several bites out of, made a big mess and left. At least he didn’t get into our clothes. I was told it is mating season now and that doors and windows must be closed. So much for fresh air.
Alex returned after an hour and was greatly amused upon hearing of my escapade. For me, my heart rate had still not returned to normal. I closed up the computer as my hour was up and ...
... the bus broke down and everyone scrambled and hopped on two other buses passing by. Our bus was packed by the time we got to it but a man kindly gave up his seat for me. Dave squished in the rear with our big backpacks blocking the aisle. Nobody batted an eye about it because that is just the way it is done in India.
* We arrived at the giant new bypass bus station, 7 km from the center. We took another bus from there ...
... t mentioned about Shimla is that there are a lot of wild
monkeys around...wild, but very used to humans. Foolish tourists have
fed the monkeys up the hill towards the temple so the blasted animals
have worked out that anything in a person's hand could be food and they
often grab bags etc. As we got further up, the monkeys were lying in
wait and one of them eyed up the bag in which I had my brand new
flipflops. We ...
... so we make do with the Lonely Planet one). Also we use the lift rather than climb the stairs which is fab as they really are a killer!! However we go past Domino’s and succumb – they do delivery and will deliver to our hotel, so a pizza and movie night it is!! Not up to the UK standards but still a change from curry and it actually makes it to our room reasonably hot! We bolt ourselves in our broken room in our sleeping bags to make this place bearable!