Darjeeling Planters Club
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... from British colonial times hugged the road all the way up the mountainside. A couple of trains passed by as we made our way up to Darjeeling
Once there, the steep climb to the hotel underlined just how hilly this town is. After an afternoon siesta, I went for a long walk in the town. Darjeeling really is a charming town. I made my way up to the main square where hundreds of people had gathered. Ponies crossed ...
... filled out the part under "for Bangladesh nationals" and now had to fill it out - but I couldn't see without my glasses - so Mick filled it in for me. We had to leave our big bags and go into several buildings to fill out an additional form and have different people look at the passports and various forms. Finally, all our passports were checked and then we had to wait for the official who signs them. We waited. Then he wanted to serve us tea and ...
... the shopkeeper was very helpful and kind, so ended up purchasing from him. One job ticked off! Next we found a bookshop where I brought an Indian bird book, I was very happy with my purchase. Lastly it was time to get supplies for the train and find something for lunch. Bakery bits it was for our train journey and some takeaway Momos from Hasty Tasty for our lunch. Before we knew it, it was time to leave Darjeeling for our overnight train. We drove 3 1/2 hours back ...
... Tibetan people living there as it is so close, the locals even look Nepalese so there is a lot of northern food around and these were the best and so cheap. A bit like dim sum they are vegetables or chicken in a flour and egg case that is steamed and served with chili sauce - yum. We took a photo from a cookbook that we couldn’t afford to buy to have a go at making them one day as they were so good. Great money saving idea from Marts!
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... The scenery was stunning as the clouds remained low for most of the day so we could see all the mountains all day long. It was quite windy though and surprisingly cold despite the clear skies and sunshine!