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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 ...
... a few minutes and there was a bad smell that came with it. All of a sudden Jamie held up the ipad and realised the room was filling up with smoke! The smell was of burning plastic. We grabbed as many things as we could (I know, I know, we should have just left everything and got out) and got out of the room. The stairwell was filled with smoke and we were surprised that there were no yells or people coming out of their rooms. There weren't any ...
... m and houses a population of around 145,000. Shimla is strung out on a steep 12 km almost vertical ridge and is surrounded by dense forests and snow capped peaks.
Formerly the summer capital of the British Rule from1858 to 1947, Shimla is still home to a curious collection of beautiful Victorian buildings and English styled houses and prestigious schools. Unbelievable as it sounds, each summer from 1864 to 1939 the entire government of India fled here to escape ...
... more in our search for the Hotel Uphar, perched even higher than the Y. His brother Hussy met us there and showed us a room, after which he offered us a cup of tea. And we decided to move there the next day: we took a room with a view over the ridges of Shimla through the monkey bars—these to keep the monkeys out, not for climbing.
Shimla was a treat to wander about in after Mcleod Ganj, which, interesting as it is, has the annoyance of motorbikes and cars honking ...
... of these dangerous monkey attacks. If we had been forewarned, we would have been more alert and come equipped with sticks. It was a shocking experience and could have been far worse had the monkeys claw scratched my husband’s eye. Matheran Monkeys – all is forgiven [they only snatch food]. All this at the beginning of our vacation!
Our driver ...