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... was called the Himalayan Queen, which had Zoe belting out the old Billy Ocean classic. We watched a TV programme a couple of months ago about Great Indian Railway Journeys and this one was featured. Spectacular is the only way to describe it. Also, there was a carriage at the front that seemed to be dedicated to the naughty boys. Every time we went through a tunnel they all screamed at a very high pitch like they were on the ghost train. They also liked to hang out of the open ...
... which the monkey took several bites out of, made a big mess and left. At least he didn’t get into our clothes. I was told it is mating season now and that doors and windows must be closed. So much for fresh air.
Alex returned after an hour and was greatly amused upon hearing of my escapade. For me, my heart rate had still not returned to normal. I closed up the computer as my hour was up and ...
... the packs off the roof and walk back to the station and wait for the bus that matched our tickets.
* Our proper 8:22 bus was as bad as they come, but typical, with small bench seats and we kept sliding off on all those curves between here and there...... The tree covered mountain scenery was great but we were getting blasť about clean air and green forests after two weeks in McLeod.
* A half hour ...
Shimla is the most
amazing place. It is sooo British. The buildings are red brick and mock
tudor with Catholic churches left, right and centre, bandstands, an
amateur dramatics club, a rotary club, a judicial hall and "scandal
point" - a central area where the colonial Brits used to congregate and
gossip, still used for the purpose today by Indians. The Indian men all
wear suit trousers, shirts and ...
... us in for a cup of tea!
For dinner that night, we were served a dish of freshly harvested local peas which are supposed to be the most tender and flavoursome peas in North India. They certainly were tender and sweet. The flip side of the coin was that other than the standard mattar, alu, gobi, the hotel did not have anything else for ...