Hotel Sonar Bangla - Darjeeling
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... were high over the city at this point and then we drove somewhere else where we were also very high. When we got to the tea garden, we were perched over some tea fields and could then see into the blue haze that was mountain and valleys way down below. We got a tour of the various stages of tea production. Darjeeling is famous for its special teas. This company produced a very fine tea called Silver Tip. We were shown various grades of tea leaf, including the ...
... house whilst we visited the tea estate. We vaguely knew which direction we had to walk in to get to Happy Valley Tea Estate but ended up in a busy food market on the way and through a sickening meat market where the smell was unbearable and the flies unremitting. Needless to say we moved out of there very quickly. Arriving at the tea estate, we were sad to find that the factory was closed on a Sunday but we were still allowed to look around the plantations. Happy ...
... is going to get the passports. Seriously, I'm supposed to be getting it right now. What can I do though. As I stand at the gate everyone lines up but this one guy decides to stand in front of me and keeps asking a girl two behind me if she was first. This is also the girl that said I could go in front of her, but since it is running late I pretty much don't think I'm going to make it and I don't even get into it with him. When they open the gate at 515 we all go to ...
... was good too as 5 days trek only cost 4000Rps.
borders here! Continued climbing through grassy fields along the ridge
path with some good views back towards Darjeeling and into Nepal.
... and or that I'm just the definition of a carnivore but for me it was a memorable experience. We didn't see him actually kill the chicken or gut it/ de-feather it as he went to a different house but I wouldn't have been bothered if we did see it. I've killed, gutted and de-scaled enough fish in my time so I guess it might be that that gives me a stronger stomach for it. The whole preparation of the meal took about three hours, it was about 7.30 by the time we ate and ...