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Travel Blogs from Shimla
... by some of the people we met. This place stole our heart and reminiscing it evokes our feelings.
Memories are made out of experiences and experiences are made by meeting new people and traveling to new places. Keep traveling and keep creating memories.......... Bhavika Sharma
"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
... in the ole books. He was also privileged to have a close family friend - Uncle Bertie - who was an official of some ranking, working at the Viceroy Lodge; so Dad obviously had an all-round view of life in India at that time. Sent off to Sanawar after primary school, he was ready for the adventures that were to come.
Coincidentally we are staying at Clarke's hotel - a lovely heritage place - which of course I've ...
... of the hill. There was an elevator to take us up to the hotel. Arriving on the upper most level, we then crossed over a walkway, and lawns to reach the lobby of the hotel.
The staff was very welcoming and after check in we were shown to our room. Very nicely done, and appointed.
The second day we went for a drive to see what was in the area. There is a forest that is home to the Deodar tree, ...
... dinner, our waiters (all six of them) obliged by ceremoniously bringing out the bottle. They struggled to open the bottle, whereby I offered to help - and promptly broke their (probably 1930's) wine bottle opener! A pair of plyers appeared within seconds and with six waiters furiously arguing in Hindi the best way to get it open we wondered whether they might hold onto the bottle ...
... of sight of the monkeys.
Somehow after that, Lord Hanuman the Monkey God, did not seem particularly inviting and I wanted to get away from that place as soon as I could. My husband though, insisted we walk to the top. The view was pleasing but nothing extraordinary, mostly overlooking the urban conurbation of Sanjhauli. The large red Hanuman statue was covered ...