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... the street food. In truth, I considered the street food, Cathy was having none of it. As she quite fairly pointed out, all of it was covered in dust and grime as there was no trace of any tarmac on the roads!
Observing our plight, two young students who had shared our carriage and their sweeties, with us on the toy train, came to our rescue. After a brief chat they lead us to a building which was at least brick built and bore the legend restaurant on its rather ...
... The hotel man soon came upstairs and calmly as anything said 'its OK, just the power box you can go back to your room'.. Ah yea sure we will go back to our room which is in pitch darkness and filled with acrid smoke. Sounds good. After kicking up a bit of a stink we were relocated to a none smoke filled room and they called an electrician around to fix the power box. It was quite an eventful evening all in all! Glad there wasn't a big fire that's ...
... heat of the plains, armed with all their clerk's books and forms all filled out in triplicate. The Brits certainly knew how to introduce bureaucracy to the Indian culture. When the narrow gauge Kalka to Shimla railway line was constructed in 1903, Shimla became the premier hill station for India and was briefly the capital of the Punjab until the boundaries were redrawn in 1966.
We arrived at Shimla around midday and checked into our Oberoi Cecil Hotel. Built ...
... it a good thing. They and others all through the Kinnaur Valley were wearing the traditional wool pillbox hat with a green felt band. The Kinnauri people wear their hat with pride and beamed and gave thumbs up when Susse and Dan walked in the villages with new ones on their heads.
In Sangla, we walked up to the old Fort, perched on a high point above the main town. We waited perplexed at a sign outside the entrance: “No uncovered head or untied waist.” Then ...
... peas would go today to Mandi. The dhaba next door served up a piping hot Rajma and Kadhi Chawal, standard local fare at lunch time. The clouds lifted suddenly, to give a fabulous view of the Great Himalayas from the grubby dhaba window.
From Kelodhar, the main road goes all the way to ...