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We left McLeod Ganj at 10am which was a far more civilised time than the buses at 5am and 6am,
We had opted for the luxury of our own driver as this also gave us the option to stop whenever we wanted to for food/drinks/washroom/leg stretches/photographs.
Almost as soon as we left McLeod Ganj which mean dropping 500m, it stopped raining and the sun shone on us for the first time properly in days.
As we dropped lower and lower it got warmer ...
... to see that the city center is 100% smoke free, with a 200r fine for smoking ($4), and a 5000r fine for littering as well ($100). As the day went on we seemed to enjoy the town more and more, it is a mix of incredible Indian market streets and old colonial architecture. By the afternoon Naomi and I were both planning our move to Shimla. She will open a non-profit bookstore/yoga studio/rooftop café next door to my free clinic in town. My baking will of course be ...
... with his laces and once again the departing soles of his aberrant shoes.
Inside the small temple were rather comical looking reliefs of Hanuman performing amazing feats from the Ramayama (famous Hindu epic poetry) and a small shrine. For such a famous Hindu site, we found the temple to be disappointing. It felt a bit like Disneyland, especially with the garish bright orange 34 m Statue of Lord Hanuman towering about the lovely surrounding forest.
... Railways can be great!
Driving to the airport through the best parts of New Delhi, Margaret says "why haven't we seen this side of Delhi before?" That's what happens when you have a day and a half to see a capital city.
What a day. On reaching the airport, I require a double rum, which I chug down in one reviving swallow standing at the bar. Another Indian ...
... yet to attain this unforgettable pleasant experience
have my words, this one boggy, 17 seats chair car, powered by a truck
engine and transparent roof is a place where you need to be, in your
first possible opportunity.