Whistling Pines Resort
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And the scenery was just spectacular. We had driven this route on the bus in the dark so we were seeing it all for the first time. It reminded us both of our trip through the Himalayas a few years ago when we went from Kathmandu to Pokhara in Nepal.
The journey to Shimla took us 8 1/2 hours and the distance was only 240 km (around 180 miles).
When you consider the state of the roads however, i surprised we did it that quick.
We saw ...
... forests for ages and ended up at the Annadale, a former race course which was now a golf course / military helipad (not sure how golf balls and military helicopters work together but that's India for you!)
... Hinglish yet when the building was built by whom and how long it took. None of which I can tell you as I understood 'move this way', 'Mahatma Ghandi-ji' and 'England'. After the tour is over the guide asks to talk to me. Afit (tour guide)- 'Did you like the tour madame?' Me - 'yes, the building is beautiful and so many great things happened here. You must really like your job.' Afit - 'do you know that your nose ring is on the wrong side. You should have put it on ...
... to have the sim card chopped down to a micro sim. We have seen no iPhones around here so it's no surprise there is no market for them here.
Our hotel did not have Internet access and Leigh had one more assignment to finish and we needed internet to submit it. The Internet is excruciating in its reliability and slowness but it will do the job.
We visited the monkey temple called Jakhu ...
... and Kamaljit from Delhi. Kamaljit was a plump turbanned Sikh doctor, originally from Amritsar, and the very beautuful Bader, from a Moslem background in Saharanpur, worked to help disadvantaged people.
After an evening stroll, we all sat together in the gallery, Kamaljit shozing us film of himself paragliding at Birm one of his hobbies, and the other keen interest, bird photography. In Dharamsala his driver had been mauled by a bear but luckily survived. ...