Every inch of my body is a cramp. And although this trip was supposed to make me all fresh and new so that I can jump into the battlefield with my Gladiator sword once again to fight stupid Income Tax Act, stupid accounts and all those stupid subjects that have a tendency to get me into the self-pity mode on and off, I haven't felt groggier in months. Argh..PAIN!
No denying the awful lot of fun I had..that got me into this!
Yay!! So I went to Shimla..for the ninth time for a three and half day trip.. Why I've been to Shimla so many times is another story - will explain later. Important thing is, it still remains one of my most favorite places in the world. No one ever gets why I like the Mall Road of Shimla so much! So this post..is dedicated to my love..my dream place..Simla (or Shimla..whatever!) and all the things I love about it!
It's so close to Delhi.
The hills are adorable. Can just keep looking at them forever.
Ek rupay wali VIDEO GAMES!!
Thoda Panga ho gaya. Thanks to inflation, they are now - Do rupay wali VIDEO GAMES!! Hmph. X(. But then, everyone still calls Bengaluru Bangalore!
Anyway, this video game parlour on the Mall still remains the cheapest there ever was! I can easily spend a day there. Plus, turns out, Himachalis are not really good at video games. I mean if I could easily hit the High Score in Mustafa..that counts for something, right? :D
Kurkej, which may seem like a weird name for something that sells at a bakery is just that. It's an invention of Krishna Bakers which stands right on the Mall Road (and has awesome pastries too!). Could not get a picture. You can guess why. Kind-of Vegetable Kebab-ish with three awesome sauces. Sets the showers in my mouth going.
Although we have them everywhere now..Softies were an invention of the hill-stations. It's still more fun to have a softy on a hill-station than anywhere else.
(click on the image for a better view.)
Cafe Sol is this awesome place (Cafe, duh) which is a part Hotel Combermere. Apart from the awesome interiors (It's all blue at night and orange-yellow in the day), this place serves really good Mexican and Italian food at prices way cheaper than anywhere in Delhi! Also, cute waiters. ;) omg..I want to go back!
Honey Hut is this small, really cute Cafe at the Mall where every sweet thing they sell has honey in it in place of sugar. Thank God, they spared the sandwiches though. I'm not a big fan of honey like Papa is. But the Honey softy and Honey-Tomato Soup actually tasted great when I pretended there's no honey in it.
And..Tadaa...Here it comes...The new thing this time for me was -
Here we come to the part that got me all cramped and half-dead. The only way I can connect with Bella of Twilight is her balance problems. I've had them since I was a little kid. My scars from various accidents while cycling/running/cycling/standing straight, right before the great fall (out of shock - when the dog came running)/playing football etc. back then are still there.
But when I saw kids half my age skating like professionals..I thought - Who the hell cares!! And..WOW!! I was flying, if the skating rink was a sky..! Like a true champ.. All those skating lessons that I took some 10 years back were suddenly afresh in my mind - bend over, step and skate, move the hands - everything!
.."woohooooo..I'm going to Commonwealth, 2010!!!"..
..And you know what happened after that. I fell with my body twisted in every awkward angle possible. (stop picturing it!!)
And bad as it was, I went on and on ..had 7 more falls in 45 minutes (My brother was counting, ass!)
I'm thinking of continuing this..after my exams..if they ever get over! I finally have a sport I like.
Overall, my trip rocked as usual! :D
There are more things to tell. But I gotta study!
Hum hain rahi pyaar ke..Fir milenge chalte chalte..! ;D
Carpe Diem !!!
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