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... dessen Panoramablick und die Sonnenstrahlen, die trotz des Schnees für eine angenehme Temperatur sorgen.
Als wir wieder weiter unten sind, (Tal gibt es keines, da wir ja im Himalaya Gebirge unser Hotel haben), bleibt unser Fahrer bei einem Stoffgeschäft stehen. Das Ehepaar möchte sich eine Decke kaufen. Nachdem wir uns die Schuhe ausgezogen haben, nehmen wir auf einem Sofa platz und werden beraten. Danach beginnt das typische Feilschen. Man handelt ...
... 3.5 hours.
Sunday 5th January 2014
- Up at 7:30ish then set out to explore the old colonial buildings and temples ...
... with these birds. The only hope we have they're not all going to die in a huge scrap, probably with bets and Kingfisher, is a chicken wire fence at the back with some baby grouse chicks in. Real cute. After following the arrows were out of there still contemplating the bald peacocks future and on to the state museum. This is up the steepest hill known to man and with nothing but hot milk (Indian coffee) and 2 butter toast inside me I'm struggling to see the appeal of ...
Walking around the streets of Shimla is busy, busy, busy with people walking and shopping. The Mall area is 95% pedestrian only, the exceptions are government cars, ambulances etc and they all need permits.
Shimla is a non smoking city and has been since 2 October 2010. The reason I know is because there are signs everywhere saying so. You are also not allowed to spit, if you are caught it is a 500 rupee fine ...
... marriage was a useful fall-back for him, and both him and his wife understand the tradition so they cannot really complain that this was forced upon them.
Anyway about 4pm I gave up waiting and got on a normal bus instead, which arrived in Shimla about 9pm. I don't know why I waited for the deluxe bus anyway - I didn't need the a/c or the extra comfort; I think I just decided to wait as an exercise in patience!