Darjeeling Gymkhana Resort
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... 8230; why.. I guess it complicated… the mad fu**ers in the busses have something wrong with their brains.
So image this, it dark (derr is midnight) the roads are empty and poorly maintained we are driving at 80km/hr (whoo that's fast in these countries) and the mad bus drivers behind decide they are scared or something and want to be in front so on goes his high beam and down goes his hand on the horn…. So 2 points worthy of ...
... He also said there would be lots of cabs but then confessed that as it was Dusshera holiday time, we might have to wait as those on the road might not have space. After a couple of hours of watching taxi jeeps full to the brim on the way to Darjeeling the toll booth chap took affirmative action and rang a local taxi firm to collect us as now there were about 10 of us waiting.
... of Tibet.Darjeeling belonged to Sikkim until 'the British claimed its possession after a war between Sikkim and Nepal. After building the winding road that climbs from Siliguri and then in 1881 the railroad of Toy train, about 80 km long that reaches up to 2,400 meters high in Ghum. Darjeeling became a sophisticated and elegant mountain resort frequented by English settlers fleeing the heat of Calcutta. Even today, It is very popular with Bangladeshis, ...
... stuffy turn of the century English decor, and lots of terrific pictures of uptight wool-wearing English military men conducting business with the "natives". There's nothing quite like idolizing imperial colonizers. The Bengal Natural History Museum is about 100 years old and fascinating in its own way. It has an impressive, albeit small display of partially decomposing taxidermied animals that smell of moth balls (which you can literally see on the bottom of the display ...
... us their camera. We gathered they wanted someone to take their group photo so we all moved away so they could get a good backdrop. Their faces looked blank then we found out they wanted to take their photo with us oldies, everyone had a good laugh. When they left us, we were still laughing then we saw they too were having a good chuckle, wonder what they thought of us. Visited the Ghoom Monastery, remember the name, Dala Lama, on the way back to hotel for ...