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... it because they all kept getting heat stroke and malaria down in Kolkata, so eventually the kingdom of Sikkim agreed to rent it out to them. After independence in 1947 they just kinda, well, forgot to give it back. I think the general air of awesomeness here is a lot to do with the people. I mean, when we left, Anjana presented us both with a white scarf for good luck! It's not hard work here. Anjana's explanation is the same as the one ...
... to give him a tip because he had taken good care of us and the food had been excellent but you never know if they exaggerate their hardships trying to lay the foundations for a good tip. He was however the second person to tell us that his caste in Indian society causes him problems. Despite the fact that his daughter gets good grades she is a lower caste and he has to pay under the table for her graded to be recognised and he will have to do the same for her to get a good job. ...
... to walk back. We started off at a quick pace following Kunjang wiggling our way around and between cars and people and then the traffic began to thin out. Our 4x4s came by and picked us up. We drove a bit and hit another snag. And out we were again! Again, the 4x4s caught up and eventually we made it back to the hotel. Jacqui and I wanted to get to the post office and by now it was after 3 pm. We raced away and before we got to the post office, we ran into ...
... for the trek; 800 rupees a day for a guide (compulsory) and 500 rupees a day for a porter. The porter is optional but we are carrying 6-8kg each and we also have a big rucksack of about 18kg. We could simply bring less gear but directly employing locals is, for me, the most acceptable way to part with your money when travelling and it means we can carry a few luxuries; like chocolate, clean clothes for almost every day, and chocolate!
Then we're ...
... a while to get there. Eventually we reached the last stop and got off to be approached by lots of men wanting to be our porters. We waved them away and set off up the hill towards the Darjeeling Tourist Lodge we had decided to stay at.
We reached the lodge, just next to the Gymkhana , it was getting dark and we were tired , we just wanted to get to a room. They showed us the price list and showed us a room in the annexe. It was okay, they have hot ...