The Golden Palms Hotel & Spa, Sylverton
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And finally, as you can see here, due to the time I spent with my friends, I had much less time to write. Instead, this entry consists mostly of photos. And speaking of that, the first photo here, that of a local church, was also selected as a photo of the day by my blog site – the fourth one of the trip.
Tomorrow will be a strenuous full day of travel as I head back down to Chennai to spend a few days with my friends there on ...
After a few days of nothing but resting, we decided to rent a boat with paddles for the day. First we crossed the lake and went to the Peace Pagoda. The climb was steeper and longer than I had expected, but the views once on top were really nice. Unfortunately it wasn't really a clear day so we couldn't see any snowy Himalayan peaks from the Annapurna range. After having lunch we went to a small temple in the middle of the lake. Nothing much to see there except for a lot of ...
... views and a rock shaped like a Camel no less. After finding the road, which was being re-tarmaced we dodged the horse plop and beggars and just past the skip on fire with grazing cows was the view point. It was a good one and thankfully there was a nice shaded area with some benches to take it all in. Poorly I took a panoramic image of what we saw, attached, but it really doesn’t do it justice. Planning to head to Gun Hill a little later on, another good view points ...
... been my hair’s fault all this time.
Later in the evening, I met a 19-year old German woman and a 24-year old English woman on the main street while I was sitting on a bench having a rest. I invited them to sit and join me for a chat. They are environmentalist types working on an organic farm in the region and are visiting Mussoorie on an excursion. They asked me how I had gotten to Mussoorie from Chennai and I proudly told them that I flew ...
... in the newspaper, there is a report of a gang rape somewhere in the country. The current big case is that of a 38-year old Swiss woman who was bicycling across the country with her husband. They stopped to camp outside of a village and they were attacked by a gang of seven or eight young men. The husband was tied to a tree while the woman was raped repeatedly over a period of several hours. Stupidly, the perpetrators also stole the couple’s computer and ...