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... tuks, and all manner of other vehicles. Made worse was the torrent of water rushing along the uneven road surface that was up to the ankles. Added to this the road was split into lanes each with a concrete wall about 9 inches high that seperated one lane from the other: there were six of them all running with water. Thank heavens the porters had our bags. Sue was nearly hit by a tuk tuk and me by a car (mind you the car would have been ...
... open space where the town comes to play. There are horses to be ridden, lots of watching the gals walk past and all the photographers in town hustling to make a living. I can imagine it in winter time when the whole area is covered in snow.
Tomorrow a another active day as we brace ourselves to climb up the mountain to visit the Monkey God - Hanuman. Wish I'd given up smoking sooner - Shimla is a smoke-free town - I now know why! ...
... cool old clothing and jewellery from tribal and rural state people. I love the jewels it's all tarnished silver with over the top precious stones and coins and patterns. Huge bracelets and ankle cuffs and plated earrings and necklaces with badly carved tiger faces. Like grunge tacky chic but educational. The clothing is so intricately appliqué'd you'd think it was done by machine not by hand 200 years ago. Thick woollen knitted socks and leather bound shoe boots that ...
... the room around instead!
Shower taps - completely random! All taps turning different ways.. hmmm.. interesting plumbing. Seeking a coffee the next morning at 6 am, Belinda and I walked about 25mins to the town centre to the only coffee joint there... upon arrival, the security guard (no machine gun today) informed us they opened at 11am - so Masala tea it was back at the ...
... marriage was a useful fall-back for him, and both him and his wife understand the tradition so they cannot really complain that this was forced upon them.
Anyway about 4pm I gave up waiting and got on a normal bus instead, which arrived in Shimla about 9pm. I don't know why I waited for the deluxe bus anyway - I didn't need the a/c or the extra comfort; I think I just decided to wait as an exercise in patience!