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So.......appendicitis or no appendicitis, we had to keep moving, so decided Brad was ok enough to take an overnight bus trip to Shimla, a hill station which was the summer home of the British governors of the time. 2000m up it was seen as a welcome respite from the heat of Delhi for them. What we didn't bank on though was that the road was potholed as all hell, often dirt, and so windy - bloody painful for someone with appendicitis - ...
... the year for some polo and ski'ing, what do you say?" "Perfect old chap, I'll bring the tea and start telling the other, important people in our societal echelon to construct holiday homes alongside you".... Anyway, excuse my insanity, but viola, a town! The remains of these initial colonial influences run through the town. There is a beautiful old post office and restored victorian theatre, stunning old homes converted now either into museums or hotels. Even an ...
... of elevators to lessen the strain of navigating between the two arteries.
The small shops, restaurants and mini-factories clutter the slope in the center of town. We could peer into them all as we walked by. We were intrigued at some Indian specialties which were being deep fried on the steps. We popped into one of the eateries and sampled a selection of the deep fried dough and spicy dal served with a smattering ...
... everything else in a rucksack on my back. He was a
big guy and circled me, eyes on the bag. And he bloody went for it! he
went to grab, I swiped, he hissed and then a man ran in to save
the day and scare it off. I walked with my bag up my jumper for the rest
of the way. At the top, there was a huge statue of some god or other
which was very impressive (although, annoyingly, could also be seen from
the bottom, without ...
... and another Indian guy. So we get a taxi instead between us to take us to do the tour just in a jeep. It’s just like a family day out with mum dad, the kids and granddad ha ha!! We get translations and talk in English with everyone, so what we thought was going to be a bit of a nightmare is actually quite a good day. That is if you take out the 3 hour traffic jams! The single road mountains mean that as soon as there is any sort of problem – on this occasion ...