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... for the check-in counter to open for our flight to Chandigarh. We checked in at around 3:30 a.m and, after being poked in inappropriate areas by suspicious security personnel, decided to celebrate our return to India with a couple of lukewarm, $7.50, 330 ml Kingfisher beers. Bloody airport prices. Over the rest of the trip we would pay, at most, 40% of that price ($3 Cdn) for frosty bottles just shy of twice the size. Still, barring the fact that they were overpriced and ...
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 ...
... the room. For me it was like being home so I strolled about for an hour or two before the chill sent me seeking the hotel, after having a coffee with an equally at home Englishman.
Bit of a non entry this as it was a bit of a non event. Got back on the bus the next day to hit New Delhi, and to meet Elisa's other Italian mates from their plane.
... another hotel. But they were being stalked by some suspicious character that moved into the room next to theirs. They didn't feel comfortable staying next to the creep so checked out and moved over to Spar’s Lodge. We were happy to see these two earlier than expected and had a delightful afternoon and evening with them.
Francie’s Great grandfather was Governor of India’s North West Frontier and ...
... the church which had plaques devoted to British generals and
their wives who were often headmistresses of the schools there.
Bizarrely, we had to take our shoes off (Indians do it for anything
holy) and once inside had yet more photos taken of us. Our next step was
to head up the nearby hill to see what else there was. It turned out
there was a temple right at the top, a nasty walk up but we went for it.