Chumbi Residency Hotel
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christopher is sleeping and it's almost 3 p.m. I guess the jet lag caught up with him. here is a photo from the banana leaf restaurant we ate at yesterday. i figured out an itinerary today. we will see how it works out. seems a little complicated. there are so many unknowns. hard to know where the trains travel or if we will be able to get tickets …
... are overtaking on blind corners. We are staying in the at the Summit Motel it's very nice and quite flash in most ways but funny that there is mould on the ceiling of the bathroom. One sad thing, they have beer but it is Kimberly cool, straight out of the cupboard. We have forced ourselves to drink a couple. Cheryl loved the view out of her motel room, it's a huge drop ...
... back to the dentist who suggested root canal but she is going on leave for a week so will have to live with the pain. Incidentally I also picked up a cough and bought some natural remedy from the local chemist. Not only has this cleared my cough but also relieved the toothache!!
Since being in Darjeeling I have walked a lot up and down the steep lanes and steps. I spent a pleasant day taking the cable car down the valley over the tea estates. I went to the ...
... muster (10AM is pretty early ok) we got some nice cheap local breakfast and hopped in a Jeep bound for Darjeeling. It was a bit of a squeeze but we had had some far worse experiences in Jeeps, to be honest this was actually the most comfortable. As we wound up the mountain roads I could not help but be reminded of Mcleod Ganj and became full of anticipation to see what Darjeeling would be like. I've found that despite the cold (Which can be abit of an issue I ...
... magnificent site of a row of snowcapped mountains including Kangchenjunga.
Later down for a fixed-menu breakfast of toast, butter and jam, tea, coffee and eggs any style.
Up to the road at 9.00 AM to start a walk with Phurba Tamang, our guide - east down the Bhanu Path to the Secretariat, a large, green masonry building, showing earthquake damage (enough, apparently to make the public servants move to another building) then further on the same ...
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