Hotel City Plaza 17
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... Chandigarh so we thought we would go and see if it was.
Well to say we loved it is an understatement. To think one man built all that on his own until the authorities found out that is. Anyway we have created a separate page about it so you can read it there.
We had a wonderful time in Chandigarh. It was really interesting for us to visit a city so off the tourist trail that it is just for the people who live and work there. The pride the people ...
... I am shown in and wish the nuns Happy Onam. I sit at a table in a large empty room and Jijo stands beside me. I ask what is happening as I feel like a judge sitting in an empty courtroom, there are no other chairs. Slowly young children start to appear an gather around the table where I sit like a master. I wish them all good morning and also Happy Onam and they all begin smiling and giggling. Jijo produces a bag of sweets and asks me to give them out. I ...
... were unlicensed but never fear, if you asked for a beer, they brought you a bottle of beer! They served it in a big non-transparent tankard type mug and asked that you keep the bottle under the table to keep everything nice and discreet. Apparently, if the police come on to the strip, a runner from one of the top restaurants will spread the message and the staff will come and collect all the evidence! The whole thing made drinking a lot more ...
... in dusty Kalka below (656m / 2152ft) with a ruling gradient of 3%.
- Travel is slow with stops at intermediate stations (17 ? Stops)
- Wiki tells a famous story of Colonel Barog, the engineer of Barogs tunnel. He started digging the tunnel from both ends and could not align them. So he was fined 1 rupee. He could not stomach that stigma so shot himself in the incomplete tunnel.
After breakfast ...
... to our respective sexes, I had a full to the brim section staring at me, but I was just glad the ferry only lasted a few minutes. An uncomfortable but not frightening experience. What was frightening was the bus ride to the other side of the island, the few travellers we did see got a rickshaw to the beach, but us two watching the pennies decided on the local bus.
A truly hair raising "race" to the other side of the island. A silly idea, only to ...