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... of lorries on the road too. probably 10 lorries to every car. Apparently there is a huge cement factory near Shimla - no wonder we were covered in dust!
Anyway there isn't really much else to tell you about the trip except how beautiful it was and to let you enjoy the photographs.
Please excuse the quality of some of them - they were all mostly taken from a moving car - the trip would have taken a week if we had stopped for every Kodak moment!
The town has two main roads: Ridge road runs parallel to and above Mall street. The valley extends down on either side of both these main roads which are lined with small upmarket-ish shops and market stalls filled with pashmina's, saris, jewelry, fancy dress earrings, necklaces and bracelets and beautiful 'Aladdin' pumps ( if ony i knew their real name... I'm obsessed) AND FOOD. The colors, sounds, glitter and smells are unimaginably delectable.
Shimla sprawls for miles along the ridge. Spar’s Lodge, on the west end, is on an extremely steep road which reminded us of the road that leads to our old home on Kamakurayama. A fine guarded estate, occupied by a Lieutenant General in the Indian Army, is directly across from Spar’s. The stone faced century in front made us feel secure. From the road just below, we could see snow caps in the Himalayas in ...
Shimla is the most
amazing place. It is sooo British. The buildings are red brick and mock
tudor with Catholic churches left, right and centre, bandstands, an
amateur dramatics club, a rotary club, a judicial hall and "scandal
point" - a central area where the colonial Brits used to congregate and
gossip, still used for the purpose today by Indians. The Indian men all
wear suit trousers, shirts and ...
... they would steal my glasses, and despite being occasionally wakened by their midnight battles, most of our experiences with monkeys has been positive. Most of them. In McLeod Ganj we had a room on the top floor of the hotel. All the rooms overlooked a shared balcony that was also the route to get to each room. Our windows were stiff and didn't lock well, but we weren't concerned because thick iron bars meant that it was impossible for a person to ...