Snow King Retreat
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... Prospect Hill, we asked numerous locals where it was, most of them didn't have a clue what we were on about, strange considering we were stood right next to it!
Saturday 4th January 2014
- Woke at 7am then ...
... in our book but all above the £4 that we have been accustomed to paying so we put our trust in a moustached tout at the train station. It didn't pay off the first night we had to fight off monkeys who managed to open the windows in our room from the outside!! Hanuman is literally on top of our roof and food chain if were not careful. So we move rooms after pressure from boggy we got a mega deluxe room for the same price as the monkey nursery. We decide to be ...
... Raj used to spend their summers in Shimla's cooler climate and as we hauled our backpacks up its steep slopes, we saw what they had left behind. Timber-framed cottages, red-brick buildings and the grand town hall line the pedestrianised high street. It was a welcome change to pass smartly-dressed school kids instead of scrawny beggars, and house-trained pets rather than wild livestock. For the ...
... well and a small military museum that I had a quick look round. From Annandale it was a steep ascent up the road back to the town centre where I had some much-needed lunch about 2pm.
Spars Lodge was fully booked for tonight so I had to move, to the YMCA hostel in the town centre (which anyone can stay at, not just Young Men who are Christians). I had to rest my feet for a bit before trudging into town with ...
... way to popcorn and sweet sellers this time on the platforms. All the bridges along the way are made of stone and are arched; we see a key exchange system to get us from station to station, which apparently is based on the UK system – crazy to come to India to learn about old UK systems!! We sit at platforms, waiting for a train to pass us, as it is single track in many places. Because there are massive windows that open lots of people come and talk to us through ...