Rock Heaven Hotel
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... up and walk around.
... off to be there. We enter the 'reception-cum- drinks cafe' signposted, reality is 'women behind a desk with fridge' and pay 15 rupees each to enter the bird haven. Directed down some crumbling stairs we are met with some of the worst taxidermy I have ever seen. A tiger with a paw missing, it's cub with a polystyrene tail, a discoloured 'Honey BEDGER' on a brick and a cheetah with bad facial stitching. It's so bad it's funny and seeing as we only paid 7 pence to get it ...
... a British gentleman's club. All the customers seemed to be mustached men armed with cigarettes and coffee. The old-fashioned decor included candle sticks, black and white portraits and a chalk board- all that was missing was a billiards table. Waiters in white suits and peacock hats sauntered around with their trays, waiting patiently for their tips. We sat sipping our milk coffee, waiting for a ...
... to the east of the guest house. Having been founded by the British Raj, it has a number of English-looking mansions and public buildings including the Town Hall. It also has a very English church which I had a look inside. Possibly because of Shimla's British roots, the people seem rather Westernised and middle-class - occasionally they will talk in English rather than Hindi amongst themselves; I've passed a few taking their dogs for ...
... seem to take on another life, lights dotted around twinkling, shadows cast over them all, really quite majestic. Because we have our own cabin I can run from side to side to get the best pictures, although they really don’t just do the view justice. The train hoots as cows, dogs and people run off the tracks to get out the way. With my head out the window I dodge stray branches, and large drips of water when going through tunnels. Everyone you pass has a big ...