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... 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 ...
... 30pm before we left the hotel to find some food and warmth.
Shimla would be a very nice place to visit on a sunny day. It's a decent size town that straddles the shoulder of a mountain and has lots of windy streets, many of which are pedestrianised which is very refreshing in India. I ended up taking a walk by myself as Elisa was feeling too cold ...
... lodge. We knew it was up, up and up from the road. Shimla is steep with many shortcuts on steps and walking paths where cars can’t go, and the porter system has developed. We declined the porter’s offers and took a taxi to our lodge.
Spar’s staff met us as our taxi arrived and whisked our luggage away to our room, also a first in India. Taj Mahal was playing on the sound system in the cozy lodge. Not ...
... the church which had plaques devoted to British generals and
their wives who were often headmistresses of the schools there.
Bizarrely, we had to take our shoes off (Indians do it for anything
holy) and once inside had yet more photos taken of us. Our next step was
to head up the nearby hill to see what else there was. It turned out
there was a temple right at the top, a nasty walk up but we went for it.
... with big fines, much to K's disgust!! We walk back along the other main road, The Mall, which has lots of shops, again, many western food chains – Domino’s, Subway, Baskin Robbins.... There are so many statues here as well every few hundred yards there seems to be one!! So we head back to pick up our tour to go out of town. However there isn’t the minimum number of people needed,; just one other Indian family (who we later establish has the junior ...