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... At 9 o’clock, we loaded the jeeps to go up to Darjeeling. I bravely (for me) climbed up on to the roofer in order to strap the luggage. For a few minutes I felt like a local Indian!
The journey up to Darjeeling was a bumpy one. Sitting sideways in the back of a jeep was always going to be uncomfortable. The views were stunning. We passed several tea plantations on the way. The famous Siliguri to Darjeeling ...
... prayers and telling me how nice the British were. As he put his arm around me holding on to my shoulder I felt the neon sign was on again over my head and decided that this was one Briton that he wasn't going to like. Lesley found it all very amusing and told me that if I didn't behave it would be the last time we shared vehicles with people and it was my fault for wanting to save £7. There were a lot of people already at the viewing point but we managed to get a ...
... to speak! We were given a choice of rooms and rather stupidly we chose the attic room which required two more flights of stairs! However it is lovely (well lovely by our standards!) with windows on two walls giving us fantastic views across to the mountains! I am in heaven! The room is very basic, no heating but there is hot water! Our hosts are a lovely Tibetan family and they gave us a great reception and brought a pot of Darjeeling tea to our room so we ...
... up to the mountain villages.
Sounds: The rustling of the Snickers wrapper that we depended on daily (Travel Tip: Buy lots of chocolate in Kathmandu or Namche Bazare...as its 1/3 of the price).
Smell: Cinnamon...bizarrely we walked through many areas where the air was filled with the smell of cinnamon! No idea what the plant looks like as we’ve only ever seen the ‘sticks’ in jars at the supermarket, but pretty sure we walked ...
... its outpost. Fondly called the "toy train", the railway has been declared a World Heritage Site and still crawls its way up to Darjeeling in 7 to 8 hours. Although it would have been interesting to make the trip, a landslide from the recent monsoon rains had blocked the track.
The transportation option of choice from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling is either by bus or by a fleet of diesel jeeps, which are used to travel all over this mountainous ...