Dekeling Resort at Hawk's Nest
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... area, the road itself belongs to India and the viewing area falls in Nepal. But you can freely cross over to get the views. Finally, after about 6 hours of uphill driving we arrived Chowrasta in Darjeeling where our hotel was situated. The town center of Darjeeling is known as Mall or Chowrasta, which is like a flat open promenade, a pedestrian only zone free of vehicular traffic and surrounded by colorful stores ...
... to be on the train for 23hrs I wanted to be comfortable. Once this was sorted and a few other bits we decided to take a pony from pony point to the tea plantations. This was a bad idea. For some reason I thought the journey would be mostly off-road to a tea plantation but it wasn't and while we rode there the horses kept slipping and needed new shoes as you could hear the double clink of loose shoes. We also began to suspect they were taking us the long way as people kept ...
... is India. So many people, so frenetic.
The hotel room was by far the worst I have experienced on this trip so far. The mould all over the windows summed it up.
In the evening, Shaz, Jean Marianne and I went to my local for an evening meal. Chicken chow mein yum yum. Another Chinese meal in India.
We met George (from Henley) who was travelling on his own. It got me thinking about my future solo adventures. So ...
... away as the light changed on the mountain tops. "Yes Richard I know I have taken a lot of photos but I will only keep the best". The best 200 will that be? Having said that it was fantastic and we could even see the tip of Everest so it was certainly worth the early start.
On the way back from Tiger Hill we stopped off at two monasteries the second of which was beautiful and we talked with one of the monks who asked us if we would like to sit and hear part of their ...
... done through a series of screens and plates the tea leaves fall through and get shuffled into containers of specific grade. BOP, CD, DUST, PF or FANNING etc. The graded tea is finally collected and packed according to size and spec. See photos. Personally I was theoretically familiar with the stages of CTC production but seeing it live was the icing on the cake. The amount of attention is staggering to ensure the consistency to produce what we all think to be an everyday tea ...