Darjeeling Planters Club
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... sunrise. However, that Evil Nepali Mist was back with a vengeance, obscuring most of the view! Thankfully, a strong wind blew most of the clouds away, giving us an amazing view of the Everest Range, The Three Sisters Peaks and the Kanchenjunga Range. We even illegally crossed into the state of Sikkim at one point (special administrative state of India where permits are needed for everything, including breathing their air!).
... we both did. He handed Gent the guitar and he started picking and strumming away impressing everyone as he tends to do - git. A man came from inside and watched as well as two kids who were perched on the step. He played a few things and we sung a little but struggled to think of something people would know. Bob Marley -Redemption song was about as good as we got. Gent handed me the guitar and I had a little strum of a few songs and was loving life. Sitting in the middle of ...
... have finished so each day we have had intermittent showers but it hasn't stopped us from completing all excursions. Today was no different. We set of at 9:30 and walked UP to the Mahakal Temple, adored with colourful prayer flags and inhabited by cheeky monkeys. Then we walked DOWN and wound our way through the Chowrasta markets. DOWN and down we continued to the Lloyd Botanical Gardens which really were not worth the walk. But of course, as you know, what goes down must go up ...
... grounds of the Buddhist temple. I have frequently wondered if I should devote my life to Buddhism, and I can't shake that feeling even more today. The Buddhist temples also had some of the most beautiful Thangka art that I have ever seen. I got all washed up after dinner and noticed my hair wasn't even able to dry, not even a little bit. Traci passed out and Charlene was supposed to be gone, so I felt ...
... more weeks.
To Lukla...the start of our trek. After visa, we go to an office and book flights for 6am Saturday morning :-) Still some worry about the TIMS card.
We have NONE. Went in a few stores and also found a wholesalers and raided their warehouse (3 floors of tiny rooms filled roof high with bags of stuff). We rummage through bags and come away with 2 rucksacks, 2 waterproof trousers, a couple of fleeces, 2 ...
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