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... 8216;office’ that wasn’t really an office. It wasn’t even a building. It was a low stone wall surrounding a garbage strewn area of around 90 ft ² containing half a dozen bikes in various states of repair. The only 2 Enfields were our rental bikes. A brief inspection revealed that the lights worked, the chains seemed decently adjusted, the brakes felt good and the tyres looked recent. The proof would be in the riding but physically they appeared to be in fairly ...
... we'd found, we walked around the steep town in a lovely setting, teeming with local tourists all shopping along the main couple of roads turned into pedestrian only 'malls' and markets.
Some lovely old colonial buildings, good food, and a bit of a party atmosphere made it a good spot to wander for a day before catching the next day what is known as the 'toy train', a small narrow gauge train that travels down the hills through ...
... Christ Church is positioned in the main town square ("scandal square") on Ridge Road, whose walls are lined with plaques on remembrance of passed away loved ones. Gandhi was also a frequently holidayed in this town.
We started the day at an old colonial coffee shop on the outskirts of the main town. We had dosa masala, which was like 2 very thin pancakes filled with onion and potato and a dhal (lentil) dipping sauce, and a little bit of chilli. This was delicious ...
... of the Tibet Society in England. Grandfather became acquainted with the Dalai Lama. Now, Mum emailed and requested an audience for the young ladies with the Dalai Lama. They got the meeting and retold the story for us. (see video) Francie showed us the small carving of a stone deity that the Grandfather had given the Dalai Lama back in the day. During their meeting, the Dalai Lama returned the gift. Now that’s a family heirloom. ...
... for, I stuck with him
because he had an umbrella...Luckily, I bumped into Katherine on the
road as she was on her way to a cafe to meet me (all said in an email)
so I gave the umbrella back, thanked him and went on my way. It happened
that there was some kind of festival going on here and the town was
packed full of Indian tourists, apparently the girls had had an absolute
nightmare trying to find somewhere to ...