Dekeling Resort at Hawk's Nest
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... and I'm now 4th in line as people came from the side that were not in line along with that rude guy. But then the second window motions for us to go to that line also. So I jump there and am now 2nd. The first person in the first line did not have her receipt so they are having problems finding it. They give me my passport and I check my visa. I'm good. I do notice at this time that the guy from line one that was rude, decides he doesn't want to wait and then jumps ...
... and Bangladesh (East Pakistan). Everest used to be entirely in Nepal. As we drove Eastward, the land gradually got less mountainous and more tropical. The Bay of Bengal has made the terrain have a lot of rain, sand, and a lush plant life. Crossing the border was delightful. It's like a switch went on and everything came alive. India is terrific. It's like the Wizard of Oz when everything went Technicolor. Everything here is just MORE. More colorful, more crazy, more intense, ...
... a taxi, a room for the night and 3 children asked for money. Welcome to India!
We squeezed into a jeep to Darjeeling which was a 3 hour bumpy ride into the hills. We phoned ahead to a guesthouse to see if they has rooms and luckily for us they did. Unluckily for us the guest house was 20 minutes up a very steep hill and we had to find it in the dark.
Exhausted we had dinner at the guesthouse and went to ...
Mount Everest (8848m), the one place you can truly utter the words "top of the world".
Maybe a challenge too far in monsoon season, without any preparation and lacking in fitness....so we opted to climb the popular route to Everest Base Camp (5365m) instead :-)
Travel Tip: There are NO views of Everest from base camp (its more practical, not a tourist attraction), in fact, there is no base camp at all outside of trekking season! ...
... and decided to wait for a while. After 30 minutes there was still no sign of the manager so we told them we would come back another time.
Just as we exited the hotel we found a part of the tourist festival in and around the local conference building.
As we wandered around there were local artisan crafts and foods and inside the building were art exhibitions, local photography and a historical tribute to the ...