Five Elements De Villa Hotel
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... the name but I think it had something to do with pork as well. I saw mo mo on the menu and immediately decided on them, but no mo mo available. I examined the menu and picked spring rolls next only to find that they were unavailable as well. Finally I picked vegetable pakora with a vanilla lassi and that was what I got. Both were good - the pakora are a bit dry so the chili sauce was a welcome addition.s
The next stop was the handicraft ...
... As we ascended to a higher altitude, the terrain had become more rugged and the temperature dipped further. We stopped at Thangu for breakfast at a small shop (the only shop). We were served with hot maggi and tea. We again started our journey which was another 1 hour. We had to cross several military check points.The ground was frozen with ice, taking various beautiful shapes like statues along the road. There was hardly ...
... unfortunate. The lovely traffic control lady let a couple of cars through just in front of us then waved her red flag to stop us. An hour later we set off again!
All this kerfuffle to save 1500 or so rupees (£18.84p!); it added about two hours to our journey and made it much more uncomfortable! My bum still hurts a day later! Not a good day's travelling.
Darjeeling is wonderful though; and that's another unavoidable thing about travelling...you get ...
... serious buzz - Indian equivalent of Pro Plus. However, chewing this stuff produces a lot of quite bitter juice that you have to spit out - Indian men are forever spitting out the red liquid that comes from chewing betel - and this meant that Suhinder would regularly open the door of the car and spit onto the ground. Whilst the car was moving. Sometimes, it was moving quite fast. Nevertheless, despite the frequent unexpected ventilation and the terrible visibility and the ...
... earlier in our trip who would love a small present from Gangtok, so we picked up 12 year bottle of Glenfiddich for Vijai as it was his birthday. Along the way while walking along a very small series of shops, a young fellow jumps out and says "Want a haircut?" So I consulted with Deb who always knows I will try anything once, gave me the thumbs up! For just over a $1.00 (asking, I paid more) I got the haircut of a lifetime. Not only did ...