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Travel Blogs from Darjeeling
... those around us appeared more oriental. You definitely wouldn't guess this was part of India. Beggars were everywhere and a young girl no older than 15 knocked gently on the window with a baby in her arms. The sad story is that many of the young girls are trafficked in to prostitution or raped, become pregnant and are then left to bring up their children on the streets. I also read that the babies are often drugged to keep them quiet whilst the women go about ...
... flowers and some conservatories with specialist plants inside.
... thought better of it. We carried on walking through the forest whilst being confronted with many, many small water falls and streams. The last few K was mostly quite flat or shallow up/ down hills so it was nice and relaxed. We arrive at our new place about 4pm. The clouds had completely covered the sky for the last hour and looked a little grey and literally minutes after we arrived it started to rain. Great timing. For the first time we felt really good, we had covered 22 ...
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We traveled a bumpy and extremely winding road on the edge of the mountains for over three hours to reach Darjeeling. The road reminded us of the one we traversed in Morocco where the Keystone Kop truck almost knocked us off the mountainside ...
... able to appreciate it the day before, but Darjeeling is built along the upper slopes of one particular hill, and every building seems to gaze out over the view below. Unfortunately for us the weather hadn't abated, and clouds filled the majority of the valley, but every now and again it was possible to appreciate what the view could be. As the place had wifi, daily papers, nice food and we had window seats, we ended up staying in there for most of the morning, drinking a ...
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