Le' Talbot Hotel
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... a good english breakfast and wonderful pitta bread and hummus.
One day whilst out looking for a shop to get our train ticket out of here, the heavens opened and the thunder was deafening (remember we were already in the clouds). So we took shelter in this little building that was asking a 50 rupee (50p) entrance fee. It turned out to be the Gaiety Theatre which has been fully restored back to its Victorian Gothic glory of ...
... Kalka - Shimla toy train. This historical narrow gauge railway is a UNESCO site and was the subject of a BBC2 documentary series called 'The Little Train'. There are two classes of carriage and we have chosen the best: chair class. It consists of narrow padded benches and sliding windows. Although our seats are sequentially numbered, they are on different sides of the train. Ian has a single window seat and I have a shared bench aisle seat. These benches are ...
... 3 on their trolley with just a small togbag alongside.... Then the most 'hardcore nephew' wearing his 'Reebok shoes and Nike socks', pushed the 'biggest flatscreen' i have ever seen up to the check in counter. I felt so sorry for the poor Thai lady who had to tell/argue with all four 'cousin-brothers' that this was just two big to be let through! Off they walked with their tails between their legs to the excess baggage counter.... The next classic experience was at the boarding ...
... bridge pillars and brushing their teeth on plastic chairs on the train tracks. One thing was consistent: the garbage.
The garbage followed us out of Delhi, people almost seem to make an effort to litter, everything goes out the window. What's impressive is that India somehow doesn't feel disgusting amidst the trash and smells.
The traintracks are apparently some kind of walking highway for humans and animals alike, ...
... guests, surprisingly not even dahi. However, they made up for the lean menu with the warmth of their service.