Hotel Sonar Bangla - Darjeeling
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... that this would probably be my life now for the ensuing 14 hours until I felt a tap on my back and looked down to see a bloke in a uniform who could have been a station guard or a cop.
"You have a reservation, madam?"
I replied that I did.
I handed him my ticket.
"Yes, S3, 35. I will help you. Give me your luggage."
It's amazing how a seemingly impenetrable carbon based mass of flesh and hair ...
... British, winds its way along the main road to Darjeeling, passing within less than a metre of house and shop fronts, criss-crossing over the road in order to navigate the curves. It passes through more alpine areas of thick trees. The road traffic simply pauses to allow the train through, but on occasions there are train, car, people traffic jams involving the game of bluff, waiting for someone to decide to backup. We ...
... and production of it! Found it very interesting! Fun fact...all tea comes from the same leaf, it's simply a question of how it is processed, dried or oxidase as to weather it will be a black, white or green tea! Happy Valley Tea grow and package their tea in Darjeeling and allow it to be sold in three locations, one being Harrods in London and another a store in Japan. As well as them a small boutique they have at the tea plantation. The afternoon was spent sipping tea ...
... at the top we couldn't see more than 5 feet in front of us. We also found the hotel situation in Darjeeling to be a bust… overpriced and just as dreary as the weather. We ended up staying in a hotel that insisted they had “hot water” though we could never get more than a small dribble to come out of the shower head. So instead we started filling a bucket with hot water and bathing out of that; not so bad when ...
... catch the sunrise from the elevated viewpoint. The awakening of the sleep induced valley and the golden peaks as the sun's rays fall on them. This sight was breathtaking! The sleepy earth and mountains soaked in seas of crimson and gold. This was an unforgettable experience.
The guest house was located at the top which made the stay even more beautiful. The hospitality of the family was overwhelming.
The village itself is very beautiful. ...