on the bus to dharamshala

                        Back on an Indian bus. Nine hours to Dharamshala (245 km) for 274 Rs. ($5.50). And 250 Rs. ($5.00) for the 5 km taxi ride to the bus stand! Ramshackle, rudimentary bus. Glad I didn’t try it at night – no chance of any sleep on this machine. Hair-pinned bumpy mountain roads. You’d pay …

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s(h)imla

After all my efforts to get a train ticket, I almost missed the train! The Indian Railways website shows that the Kalka Mail is, on average, more than two hours late arriving in Delhi. I was a bit late getting dinner but I didn’t need to worry, the train would be late. I got a …

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