Hotel Madhuban Highlands
Travel Blogs from Mussoorie
... so much time in Dr. Singhal’s shop, I’ve had a chance to see the names of a lot of his medicines. Some of them have very graphic names, ensuring that there is no confusion about their purpose. My favorite is “Vomitstop”, which is a big seller because many of the people who come here get nauseous from the winding ride up the mountain.
So far, my brother Scott was the only person to send me (a picture of) two dollars to mention ...
... end of the trip – which is coming very soon.
In the late afternoon, Gregory and I wanted to go for a walk in the same area that we visited yesterday. As we were walking to the taxi stand, we saw a couple of Tibetan girls whom we had just met in the restaurant where we had lunch. They were going in the same direction that we were, so we let them share the taxi with us.
From the place the taxi dropped us off, we walked for another couple ...
... in Mussoorie for the holidays to visit his family. This aroused my suspicion because his English was not very good. When I asked him the name of the town in England where he was living, he said he didn’t know – that he couldn’t remember the name. Ha. Red flags at full staff! It didn’t take him long to reveal his ulterior motive: He claimed that his family runs a charity helping HIV and cancer victims, and would I like to make a contribution ...
... fault, isn’t it? If I hadn’t caught him, then he wouldn’t have lost face.
Feeling that I was getting over my diarrhea, I decided to have a meal at my former hotel. This had the added benefit of allowing me to use their free wi-fi internet, which I only knew about because I was a guest in that hotel for a week. So from now on, I will have my lunch there every day, availing myself of their free internet (which in Mussoorie costs 60 rupees ...
... every morning and drank Tulsi tea with the
rest of the fellow students. After tea we cleared our nasal passages with netti
pots; warm salty water that we put in each nostril that would flow out the
opposite nostril. I went into this with some pretty strong thoughts on how I
felt about voluntarily putting water into my nose but after awhile I truly
appreciated it and plan to keep up the practice when I return home (and have
easy access to warm, potable ...