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... were most commonly filled with meat—beef, chicken or pork—although we did also see vegetarian ones as well. Making the momos is an art form in itself and one morning we watched as members of a small family restaurant prepared their momos for the lunchtime meal. After mixing the dough, it is rolled into small discs, stuffed with a spoonful of meat or vegetable filling ...
... stand & bought 3 out of 4 of the seats in the 2nd row. We showed up in the morning, some guy looked at our ticket, & told us 2 seats were in the 2nd row, the other in the 3rd. Ummm, no.
We got into the 2nd row & shared it with one othe guy for the entire ride down through the mountains to Siliguri. A couple in the front row shared three seats amongst them as well. It was a little awkward because the back two rows averaged 6-8 people, not including ...
... gear changes to seem normal.
Upon sourcing a place we could temporarily call home, we celebrated with a stroll through Darjeeling. The road we chose exhibited our breath-taking first views of the Himalayas. Naturally, Sod reared his ugly head as I did not take my camera and the view was never that good again during our stay. On our walk back into the centre of town we came by a few crowded gazebos with loud Nepali music coming from within. We were ushered inside ...
... due to the cloud cover also remained completely covered, I would have a hard time even pointing accurately in its direction. The Jeep ride back however did give us the opportunity to check out Ghoom's Buddhist Monastery which provided a nice way to break up the windy journey back downhill to Darjeeling. The rest of the day would be taken up by "preparation" for the travel day, packing up, checking out and chilling in cafe's with internet. Next stop, Calcutta!
... the cane baskets they carry on their backs.
Darjeeling finally turns up amidst horns and traffic, people everywhere we are back in Bengal. Our driver has to park a distance from our hotel as his number plates are SK (Sikkim) so we start to walk in chaos a little concerned as we are a few days early for our hotel booking. Out of the woods pop our guardian angels, we had met them previously in Sikkim and had enjoyed their knowledge of places to stay and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Business Services
- Free parking