Hotel Crystal Palace
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... me fresher than any coffee in the world could get me. I sat on the edge of the tube and passed the ice bucket challenge several times with the naughty waves falling and jumping on me every time,in sudden and unexpected ways. It was a smooth,swift current,nothing too dangerous. It was soothing and quite contradictory to the risky picture that river rafting paints in the mind. We were deep down in a valley and we sailed past some palm trees, some silver,soft silt deposits of sand ...
... is distributing apples to the beggars. There is a line of shoe shine men vying for our business. Gill's shoes do need a clean so they are expertly polished for the princely sum of 50 rupees (50p). A jolly fine job he makes of it too. Shoe shine man two is disappointed that Ian does not want his suede trainers polished (they are going in the bin tomorrow on our way out). We offer both men our waterproof coats as they are surplus to requirements now. They look like the cats that got the ...
Best day yet on the toy train journey up to Shimla. We arrived the night before in Kalka, a little scrap of nowhere, in total darkness. I defy any hotel in a town of fewer than 100 thousand people to not evoke Psycho. The Windcross Hotel also sounded like a psycho name, although I really think I'm suffering slight paranoia about these things. Have got past the stage of pushing furniture up against doors and sleeping with a penknife ...
... Love the job title. Off to find the driver and arrange the day. After a couple of false starts we arrive at Hummanan temple .. Monkey god similar to Buddhist (very, very, very similar). Monkeys everywhere and you hire a stick to beat them off. G gets bitten on the pants by enraged beast, K terrified. G protects her and we all arrive safely. Huge red statue of the god ... think 20 meters high ... temple, nice grounds. P goes for walk and is rescued from monkeys ...
... to come back in August for that. We walked leisurely along this road and told our driver to wait for us further along. It was such an enjoyable walk that every time we reached the car, we told him to wait another 2km ahead. On the way we engaged in conversation with villagers working in the ...