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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 ...
... sickness (we are now at 7,100 feet) or general fatigue and doesn't join us for dinner. Another has lost his appetite because his home is at this very moment being battered by a hurricane in Hawaii, and he wants to check on the news and be by the phone and emails in his room. We're happy (?) to have another night of wi-fi to be upset by all that is going on the world. Maybe being off the grid for the next three weeks would be better for our total well ...
... our guide kept saying, 'We are meeting the cars five minutes ahead. The road is level" as we trudged ever higher. I think that he was trying to make us exercise to help us begin to adjust to the altitude.
The Hanuman (Monkey God) statue was perched on top of a hill overlooking Shimla. There were numerous monkeys hanging around the temple. The monkeys have learned that if they steal things from ...
... Above us, in a tree, a monkey was being hassled by two crows. I asked if the monkeys came to try and steal his cuicumbers. He grinned, showing me the big knife that he has to scare the monkeys away.
George held my hand as he walked along the roadside wall, and we dallied so much that by the time we were reaching the military check point one has to go through to get to the famed Manky Point (Monkey Point) the passageway had been closed up. Not that I would ...