Hotel de Park
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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 ...
... down for a lovely cup of tea at the bar.
The waiter there said there were only about 25 rooms occupied out of the 75 available and that tourist season was just starting up. They apparently get a lot of tourists from Britain. Also, the wet season is lasting longer this season and as this is a vacation spot, many of the Indian people have not yet arrived. Tea was divine. Showers followed by dinner.
... center - not far but a pain... Only 8 Rs each though.
* The breakdown didn't slow us too much so it was just over 9 hours from Dharmsala, and another hour waiting then riding that last little bit.
It was dark as we arrived in Shimla center but we still didn’t know where we were relative to Spar’s Lodge where we had made a reservation. Porter’s offered to carry our backpacks and walk with us ...
... dramatics club and had been in
the play of 'Barefoot in the Park' with his wife 40 years ago ("i was
robert redford"), playing the young couple and had recently been in the
same play but as the older couple. They pointed out that they were
having tea and toast for breakfast - which they really were, it was
amazing! They said they loved England and that London was the best city
in the world.