Hotel Golden Heights
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... 2.5km uphill. In the mist we puffed our way to the Zoo.
First we didn't see a bear as the enclosure was huge and overgrown, this was good in some ways as it meant the enclosures were good and hopefully that meant happy animals. Then we got to the leopards. The happy leopard couple then put on a show for us! They got frisky, the female must have been in heat, the great thing was, as health and safety doesn't apply in India we were standing right ...
... And we were still four hours or so from Darjeeling, our final destination.
Things seemed to get better when we landed. It was over 2000 rupees for a Jeep from the airport in Bagdogra to Darjeeling (only 70k's but it's a steep and rough, winding road). Too much...we only had 50 rupees to our name and the cash machine at the airport as empty! Instead we haggled a taxi driver down to 300 (from 400) to get to nearby Siliguri and from there got a shared ...
... train is fully booked and you want a different one you need to fill in a new form and start the whole process again. People don't really understand about queueing in India so you have to be quite bolshy which is not in our polite English nature. I bet it can get really crazy at big stations if it was a long queue it would be terribly frustrating! While we were there we also booked tickets for a "joy ride" on the Toy Train which just goes to Ghoom and back since ...
... while researching a potential hike.
After three hours of driving, we reach a border crossing where my permit is reviewed and stamped. I was within 30 minutes of arriving into Gangtok and having my lunch when something happened. The bus stopped! It stopped moving. Hours went by. We were parked on a steep hill and the bus driver was sat on a bench on the road??? What was going on? I had only half a bottle of water and zero food, thinking I would make ...
... up with a thirst for knowledge.
I had an absolutely wonderful time teaching the 11 and 12 year olds which were Kalden’s students. Leila thought I was a natural … Well as a public speaker with my personality it comes naturally... or it could be that I have much of my father's genes lololol
I taught a little geography, and then singing in French to music they new but they didn’t know the real words. They were a real delight ...