Dekeling Resort at Hawk's Nest
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... their escape to India, only to be persecuted by the Indians, and how they have worked really hard to improve their lot. It was really the first time we had heard first hand from a Tibetan about their suffering as in Tibet no one was going to say anything to us. Certainly eye opening.
Luke's cold had now turned into flu. I would love to say man-flu, but he was actually sick and had a fever, and then when he had gotten over that, he got the runs, which ...
... 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 ...
... gave the place the name Darjeeling, when the British East India Company set up the first military station and started planing tea bushes in 1835). Looking out there's a terrific view of Khangchendzonga - at 8598 meters it's the highest peak in a India and the worlds third highest mountain. The Darjeeling Toy Train is also a total hoot. It's a narrow gauged mini train which was built by the British in 1881 and is still running strong. It was originally built to shlep people ...
... with rice paddies and fields of pineapple surrounding tidy and well kept villages. As dusk approached women in bright coloured saris began to make their way home from the fields with the cattle trailing behind them; children skipped along shepherding the odd goat whilst messing around together; men were finishing ploughing, wearily trudging behind massive pairs of oxen whilst in the villages woodsmoke spiralled through the thatched roofs sending the sweet smell of ...
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! ...