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... green leaves. What most of us found amazing was the tea that was swept onto the floor next to one of the machines. This is what goes into tea bags because it is the small bits and pieces and tea dust. At the end we got to sample some of their teas. It was an odd set up. The tea tasting man put out 4 cups of tea with tea strainers with the steeped tea leaves behind them and we were to try each one by slurping it up, rolling in toward the backs of our mouths ...
... high grade Darjeeling Tea sold solely to Harrods in London. Tea pluckers earn the equivalent of a dollar a day yet produce some of the most expensive tea sold anywhere in the world. The workers carry large wicker baskets that strap across their foreheads and scale the steep tea plantations for eight hours a day, six days a week. Many of the workers live close by in the hillside communities that we needed to walk through to get back to the town. The children played ...
... and I'm now 4th in line as people came from the side that were not in line along with that rude guy. But then the second window motions for us to go to that line also. So I jump there and am now 2nd. The first person in the first line did not have her receipt so they are having problems finding it. They give me my passport and I check my visa. I'm good. I do notice at this time that the guy from line one that was rude, decides he doesn't want to wait and then jumps ...
... Lamey Dhura (2600m), where we stopped for a chow mein lunch. Pressed on up the ridge path, occasionally crossing the Jeep trail when the "Evil Mist of Nepal" returned, obscuring our view of the path and Nepal itself.
... t disappoint. I mean, it was just the same thing we had had for the last 3 nights but it was better quality and with the chicken thrown in it was the best meal we had had on the trek, obviously. We had some of the wine they had prepared on another day - which wasn't nice and then they offered us some of the fresh batch that had been boiling whilst we had been there. It was even stronger and harsh tasting. It's just not a nice taste, it reminds me for some reason of the ...