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... the sheer drops.
The first train we used took us from Delhi to Kalka. It was very comfortable, cost us about £5.50 each and they gave us tea, papers, a magazine and breakfast too. Not bad for a 300km journey and we are looking forward to more of the same.
Once again, the people are friendly, always asking where we are from and genuinely interested when we say we are from England. People keep wanting to have their photos taken with the nice white couple ...
... down for a lovely cup of tea at the bar.
The waiter there said there were only about 25 rooms occupied out of the 75 available and that tourist season was just starting up. They apparently get a lot of tourists from Britain. Also, the wet season is lasting longer this season and as this is a vacation spot, many of the Indian people have not yet arrived. Tea was divine. Showers followed by dinner.
... the bus broke down and everyone scrambled and hopped on two other buses passing by. Our bus was packed by the time we got to it but a man kindly gave up his seat for me. Dave squished in the rear with our big backpacks blocking the aisle. Nobody batted an eye about it because that is just the way it is done in India.
* We arrived at the giant new bypass bus station, 7 km from the center. We took another bus from there ...
... and carried umbrellas.
On our first morning at breakfast, we started talking to 2 elderly men
on the table next to us. They were dressed as above and when they found
out we were English they got very excited. They explained that they had
lived here when the British were here and that they had had an English
governess who took them to Church every Sunday so they were Christian
and Hindu. One of them was in ...
... guests, surprisingly not even dahi. However, they made up for the lean menu with the warmth of their service.