Honeymoon Inn Shimla
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... the trip with a couple of Kingfishers seemed an entirely appropriate thing to do.
Our flight to Chandigarh left at 6:35 a.m and landed on time an hour later. Our taxi driver Aman, his name and his gender, was outside the terminal holding an illegibly scrawled notice which I assumed bore our names. How did we know he was waiting for us if we couldn’t read the writing? He was the only person holding a sign, and we were the last people to exit ...
... 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.
... of the Tibet Society in England. Grandfather became acquainted with the Dalai Lama. Now, Mum emailed and requested an audience for the young ladies with the Dalai Lama. They got the meeting and retold the story for us. (see video) Francie showed us the small carving of a stone deity that the Grandfather had given the Dalai Lama back in the day. During their meeting, the Dalai Lama returned the gift. Now that’s a family heirloom. ...
... 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 ...