Hotel Sonam Delek
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... working no matter which gender they belong to. I would also like to mention, if you want to view the real beauty of hills, drivers and local people are the best guide.
We reached Lachung, situated at an elevation of about 9,600ft at 7.30 PM. Had a small walk, it was pitch black and icy cold. Had quick dinner as tomorrow would be exciting day J
Day3 23.12.13: So today was the day which I was quite excited for. At first, we decided to go to ...
... for the American market. Mmmm, yummy! I think I’ve just become a tea snob.
The tea shop owner invited us to partake in a tea tasting. Apparently, tasting tea is a bit like tasting wine in that the extra container on the table is for spitting out the samples after they’ve been tasted. We didn’t know that. Instead, we drank all eight samples in quick succession, resulting in the biggest caffeine buzz of the entire ...
... these little blue engines are still chugging up and down the hill. Before the landslide a diesel loco pulled the trains from Siliguri and the steam engines start half way up at Kurseong but now the diesel loco goes to Kurseong and the steam engines do the "joy ride" to Gloom and back, forty five minutes down the track for the tourists.
Our train pulled into the station pulling the two tiny first class carriages. I took about a hundred photos, watched them ...
... the right way and its only 5 minutes away. Anyway a while later in one of our confused modes we ask an Indian woman with a wealth of English. She advises us the breeding grounds are closed to tourists, but the zoo is 5 minutes away. Up the hill we head for quite a while and pay the entrance fee with no senior’s discount. Pat is on the mission to find a toy leopard for Soukie but the ones they sell are larger than our bags. ...
... a bit later, we felt really lucky: up untill today, the train service was suspended because landslides had been messing with the tracks. W00t! Too bad that w00t was about to do a rapid 180 on us...
As soon as the train started pulling out of the station the machinist grabbed back onto that steam powered horn and did not let go.
Being a 'toy train' and all, it only chugs two compartments along. We ...