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Als ich am viertem Tag aufstehe und aus dem Fenster blicke, realisiere ich erst so richtig, wo ich mich befinde. Shimla ist eine wunderschöne kleine Stadt, das sich in 2.200m Höhe auf einem Bergrücken des mittleren Himalaya- Gebirges befindet. Die Sonne scheint auf die bunten Häuser, die relativ schmal aber sehr hoch gebaut sind.
Nach der morgendlichen Hygiene, begebe ich mich in die Innenstadt, da ich ein Ticket für den nächsten Tag nach Amritsar benötige. ...
... to get some good views of the mountains, before popping across the road to the Himalayan Bird Park, a small bird cage park with numerous pheasant birds on show.
... not the India you'd think of. It's also rife with monkeys. Hanuman the Hindu god who is half man half monkey is top dog here and there's an enormous orange statue of him at the back of the city. Hindus are incredibly proud of it and worship the statue and the monkeys, although there are signs everywhere to say that they are fun but dangerous 'monkey will bite!'. Hanuman is said to be super strong and loyal but like the animal mischievous. There's a couple of hotels ...
... We just saw this news story on the BBC Website. It is quite a scary read as we travelled parts of this route overnight last week. The buses and roads in India are awful.
** India bus crash leaves many dead **
... give his explanations in English as well as Hindi, just for me! Strangely though - and I've heard this a fair bit now - when Indians talk in Hindi they often throw in many English words; I don't know if these are words for which there is no direct Hindi equivalent, the word has been 'imported' into the language, or they are speaking in a mixture of Hindi and English. Whichever it is, I was sometimes able to guess what the guide was saying!