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... 3min walk up the hill from hotel. The lady at the counter ruined our scam-free day by not answering our question about when the Museum closed. She simply looked at us and said: "you pay 200 rupee", despite our sign language attempts etc to ask the question she made no effort to answer us. After paying and issuing us entrance tickets, she proclaimed, in perfect English: "the museum closes at 5pm", and it was 4h45. To say I had to count to 10 is an understatement. The ...
It has been a very long time since I last blogged, but I feel like I owe it to myself to complete my blog for my long adventure.
We arrived in Shimla after another long bus trip. The bus station was a couple miles on the outskirts of the city, so we needed to catch another local bus to get us closer to the centre. We were aiming to find the local YMCA. ...
... to get a Taxi and find some accommodation. We settled for the Shimla YMCA! - Not actually as bad or strange as it sounds.
The next day we head up to the Jakhu Temple which is right on top of a steep hill and the road up is patrolled by pesky monkeys that try and steal things off you as you ascend. the temple has a 20m tall statue of Hanuman - the Hindu Monkey God. We catch the sunset and get some stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
... I've "gone trekking" in the Himalayas. Oh yeah!
The following day we set out to the Institute of Advanced Study, a home originally built for Lord Dufferin, who was Viceroy of India from 1884-88. As Wikipedia says, "many historic decisions have been taken in the building during the Indian independence movement. The Simla Conference was held here in 1945. The decision to carve out Pakistan and East Pakistan from India was also taken here in 1947."
... baby apples forming in the orchards!
Orchard country is a delight to walk through. Pink ...