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We took an overnight bus to Shimla arriving at around 6.00 a.m. as the town was slowly waking up. The bus stand is set on the edge of the hill (as are most buildings in Shimla) with a great view over the plains below. Our guest house was near the bus stand and once the staff were up we got into our room although had to change rooms fairly quickly as there was no water pressure in ...
... to Adrian and Sue for raising the most for this trip, one for Kevin as this was his 10th trip and George for raising something like £140,000 over numerous other trips. He's an inspirational guy, turning 78 on Wednesday, always smiling.
I think tonight is the latest I stayed up - a very late 10.30!
Stats - miles 9.90 / elevation 1926 feet / calories 1099
Totals 262 miles / 33,586 feet / 25,123 calories
... we take another walk around part of The Mall, post our first batch of postcards (this is the first place we have seen any on sale) and find an up-market Indian restaurant catering for the tourist trade. Once again we are the only westerners, but as always the waiter speaks passable English (unlike our telephone helplines). We dine on masala dosa, cashew nut curry and yellow dal - a most acceptable meal. In a surreal twist, the wall decorations ...
... for our first dayin India. We had akready booked two trains that would take us from Delhi to Shimla, but we had no idea where we left from, our train time, or our train number. Plus, we hadn't evenprinted our tockets out so we were quite screwed. But we did think it would be chilled like Thailand where you could show yourbpassport and get a reprint of your ticket from the office.. But no... Anyway, what we did know was that our train was called something like ...
... which over looks valley obscured by cloud. Cool here after Delhi. Masala chai and off for food and sights. Now dark. The main Mall is above our hotel. Only a 10 minute walk but requires climbing ropes and a fully equiped team of Sherpas. G pathetically crying "Carry, carry" to a deaf audience. Downtown (uptown?) Shimla is lovely. Old British houses, no cars, big central square, not many people, no one trying to sell you things, lights ...