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... and I found out the local zoo. I am opposed to these prisons for animals, but I wanted to see the Bengal tiger and so I entered.There is an uphill road under the tall pines trees, with large holes it under and over the road that house the poor animals, luckily they are quite large and clear sky, except the ones for wild cats, tigers, leopards. There was a couple of yak, a huge parrot, the Himalayan wolf, ...
... had seized up completely so climbing the three stairs was challenging and then the hills to the agency to get our backpacks and carry them back I could have done without. We tipped our second guide as well and at first he refused but after a little persuasion he accepted. He is only training so I don't think he expected a tip, it was only 2 pounds and we liked him and felt sorry for him as it was his first time trekking and we made him walk fast and carry out small rucksack with ...
... Station Master (an angry lady in jeans) yelled at everyone and wrote the tickets out herself... we made it onto the train with 5 mins to spare.
The trip was fun, but it would have been more fun if the cloud allowed us to see any views (a theme throughout our time in Darjeeling), it was great seeing life going by, and even a few dogs stopped to howl at the train whistle which blew almost constantly to make sure no one was on the tracks.
... our decision, taxis were no longer running and there was a guesthouse across the road. We arrived in the bar of Hotel Hob looking like drowned rats. We were given a friendly welcome, assured that yes, they had a free room (once the mother of the bar owner vacated it anyway), and were offered food and drink. We got the impression we were the first Westerners to stay there for a while, if not the first guests to have visited for a time. The ...
... the better ones and furthermore had a major captivity breeding programme for endangered species.
The Himalayan Mountain Institute was set up by Tensing Norgay, of 1953 Everest fame. It was worth a visit and it was frightening to hear about the number of people killed trying to scale Everest ... I'm sticking to tennis that's for sure!
Day 9 Saturday. Back to Delhi
We said goodbye to Darjeeling and spent most of the day travelling back to Delhi with a final look ...