Dhotapu Guest House
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We were up and ready to go at 07:00 this morning as it was a five hour drive and the roads would not be good, we were met at the hotel by the Indian driver who took the bags and we all went down to the border. The difference between the two sides of the border were vast but no different than we had read or imagined. We got our exit stamp on our passports and said fair well to our guides, we then crossed the border and went to indian ...
... current hotel bit still came to only £9 for the room. After we paid a deposit and said we would check in tomorrow we were on our way to get breakfast. We found a place the day before which served proper toast with fried eggs and hash browns. I also have a green tea and fruit smoothie and e both had some more tea. We were still a little hungry so I ordered some porridge with bananas and Laura had some muesli with yoghurt and fruit. After our huge breakfast we made our way to ...
... in the air but, nevertheless, it was definitely a welcome respite from the heat and humidity of Delhi.
... back to our meal. It was dusk by the time we got out. Electricity is in short supply in Darjeeling and so street lighting was sporadic and limited. We were thus greeted by the slightly surreal experience of crowds of people walking around shopping, chatting etc in the semi-dark and a slightly hushed atmosphere. Spooky.
We then found this very small ...
... provides some blessed rice to add to the prayer. We gratefully thank our hosts.
The next day they take us to Lake Khechoperrie 'the bride of Kangchendzonga’ so hallowed is the lake in local imagination it is believed that even birds protect its sanctity by carrying away any leaf or twig that drifts on to the lake, maybe its the imprint of Buddha’s left foot, it’s quite nice and the prayer flags fluttering in breeze add a little spiritualism to this holy ...
... them carry all sorts of loads using the baskets with head straps. All the houses here are really colorful and again all built steeply into the side of the mountains, they use bamboo here as scaffolding poles and there is a lot of building work going on.
The main square has bands on in the early evening, the first one I see is a brass band and it draws quite a crowd however, I delighted the next evening with the pipe band, its funny watching them trying to ...