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... seen too many of. It was once again great to be the only Western tourists in the place and as this place is not really Indian we didn't get stared at... that much.
The food so far has been pretty good, and not made anyone sick, however only those who like really spicy food are straying too far away from butter masala or biriyani. It will be interesting to try some westernized Indian after this to see how it stacks up. Being not the biggest fan of ...
... some great places!
We arrived in Darjeeling late evening and after a tuc-tuc driver asked for 200 rupees for the 800m journey to our hotel we decided to walk, that would show him! With only a vague idea of the route to our hotel from the Jeep drop off, we set off through this town full of steep and winding roads. Bearing in mind we were fully laden (25kg+ each) it would be a good idea to take the shortest route.Luckily a couple of very helpful locals ...
... and safety when it comes to the use of poor quality Chinese fireworks. Walking through the streets was like being in 'Nam.
Wednesday we had the toy train booked for 4pm and planned to spend the morning at the Darjeeling Gymkhana Club. Started in 1909 it's a faded Raj-era club that has a bar, tennis courts and snooker and billiards tables. Unfortunately it was shut due to Divali so we wandered back into town. We stopped for an amazing thali at The Hasty ...
... New Jalpaiguri train station and took a cycle rickshaw to Siliguri. The man cycling was very old and a few times had to get off the bike to push. We eventually arrived to the Sikkim permit office in Siliguri which is near the Siliguri train station. I was able to pick up my free ten day permit within a few minutes, but because of the long journey, decided to spend a day and night in Siliguri to unwind, relax and prepare for some potential hiking in Sikkim. I ...
... stomach hurting laughter. Those with us caught the fever , those near us caught the fever and our driver for the day caught the fever and we laughed at dangerous situations. We were stuck on cliff in the dark trying to turn our vehicle and we were laughing so hard it caught on.
It didn.t matter that we rushed to eat, meant to see certain things but didn.t due to time but we still had a lovely day.
Thankfully the mediation didn't stop any of us from ...