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... forests for ages and ended up at the Annadale, a former race course which was now a golf course / military helipad (not sure how golf balls and military helicopters work together but that's India for you!)
... take place in the biggest photo shoot yet. Boggy goes with the men and boys i go with the girls and wives and then numerous group shots. We're making such a ruckus the security guard, who has a rifle and a red bandana, shouts at us in Hindi to be quiet. I sneak up the stairs and silently get everyone into one photo which I'm proud of! Inside the building its so British the outside seems alien. Grand entrance hall, high ceilings and chandeliers to boot. We're explained in ...
... Despite the small fine we weren't game to do it :).
The town has also banned plastic bags. There are none around mind you it doesn't mean there is no rubbish lying around. Shimla is the cleanest town we've seen so far and the locals seem quite proud of this.
Our guide Raju (not his real name) was very helpful in obtaining a sim card for us to use. We had to go to two shops, one for the sim and ...
... many tunnels and bridges climbing up to 2200 meters above sea level. It was a pretty ride but after 23 hours on the road since we left Agra, we were completely exhausted when we got off the train at 11 am at our final stop in Shimla.
Shimla was quite hilly and there were no rickshaws or taxis to the area where we wanted to go to. It was a painful steep walk up to the Hotel Dalziel (a Budget ...
... monkeys running wild like trash bins and snatching things from people and are considered a big nuisance. Very cute though.
There are foreigners around but all locals are very curious about pale faces. They are very friendly, smiling and saying hello, and staring. And staring. And staring some more. It's a bit weird at first. Another a bit discomforting cultural difference is the personal ...