Hotel Darjeeling Palace
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... a restaurant near our hotel. The walk was nice - we got to see the villages and city from a closer perspective: little boys riding their bikes, a man carrying a refrigerator up the steep road, a market with lots of vegetable stalls, a Buddhist Monastery, lots of houses and some gardens, some pretty wild flowers along the way. We had a chance to walk through the food market and the main square of Darjeeling before stopping for a late lunch at the ...
... taxi, grab my bags and make my way towards him. I made it in time it is literally between 527-530. I pay for my bus ticket and am ready to get on the shuttle size bus sitting in front of the booth. Lol. Nope after paying they led Deepak and me another block down the road to the actual bus stop. At this point I know we might have paid an extra buck or two for our tickets as it wasn't the bus station, but I don't care. I just hope the bus is still here. It is. We throw ...
... us, oh and the fact that it was cold which after 30 degree heat was a novelty!
The next day we woke up to a lovely breakfast with tea (Darjeeling obviously) and spectacular views of Kangchenjunga, the 3rd highest mountain in the world. It turned out this was the only time we would actually see the mountain as it was so misty and cloudy the rest of the time that we didn’t get any photos, but even without it the views all over the town were really ...
... 8:15 down through a tick forest of bamboo and rhododendrons, following the border of Sikkim.
... we both did. He handed Gent the guitar and he started picking and strumming away impressing everyone as he tends to do - git. A man came from inside and watched as well as two kids who were perched on the step. He played a few things and we sung a little but struggled to think of something people would know. Bob Marley -Redemption song was about as good as we got. Gent handed me the guitar and I had a little strum of a few songs and was loving life. Sitting in the middle of ...