Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Escaping the Heat

It's been really hot in Delhi... topping 100 F degrees for several weeks now. Today was a particularly ugly 111 F. When you are used to the convenience of central air conditioning these temperatures are certainly manageable... No such luck here. Only room air con and unpredictable power outages.
Thankfully, We managed to escape the heat for three days this past weekend by taking the train to Dehradun and a taxi up to the town of Mussoorie. The temperatures were 3o degrees cooler, the sky was fresh and clear and the mornings were cool and crisp!
Lesa's cousin, Hannah was along for the ride, enjoying a two week visit and also happy to get out of the heat. This was the second time we visited Mussoorie - such a great place to relax. Walking the Victorian paths, seeing the snow-covered Himalayan mountains in the distance, eating fresh momos (Tibetan dumplings) and chicken soup

Mussoorie is a bit of a remnant of the British Raj era, choc full of flower gardens, Victorian wrought iron railings, gates and cute mountainside cottages. Wish I was still there...

No comments: