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... been cancelled; fortunately, he was able to get a seat on a later departure.
We hadn’t determined a specific meeting point so it was just as well that he spotted me traipsing between Foreign Exchange counters in the baggage claims area. I’d arrived with not a single rupee in my pocket but it wasn’t for lack of trying. Given the number of Indians living in Northern Taiwan I find it astonishing that the currency isn’t available for purchase. Not only ...
... but naughty but naughty all the time. You just can’t help taking an interest in the mythology.
Finally, we met a chap on the last night for a cuppa and a chat. He went on to describe Zoe's character traits better than I could after just one meeting. He was a nice guy but my sceptical spider senses were tingling a plenty. Those of you who know how much I like magic will know that I like to be amazed by these things rather than understand how they are done. It was a neat ...
We arrived in Shimla pretty early in the morning about 6am to find the regional capital covered in cloud and rain, and bloody cold!
A short and expensive taxi ride later we were banging on hotel doors to wake them up, eventually one opened up and let us in. Very tired after the chilly night bus journey it was time for a nap. Accidentally, it was ...
... for me and succulent mutton for Dave.
10/31 - MUSEUM DAY
Himachal State Museum & Library, 2.5km west of Scandal Point is just a few hundred meters, and a stiff walk, up from Spar’s Lodge. We went in to see the impressive collection of miniature paintings from Kangra and Rajasthan. We found they also have ancient sculptures, Chamba embroidery, coins and jewelry, temple carvings, from ...
... and carried umbrellas.
On our first morning at breakfast, we started talking to 2 elderly men
on the table next to us. They were dressed as above and when they found
out we were English they got very excited. They explained that they had
lived here when the British were here and that they had had an English
governess who took them to Church every Sunday so they were Christian
and Hindu. One of them was in ...