Olde Main Bellevue Heritage Hotel
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... like I was starring at a painting so majestic. It was uplifting to see them in conjunction with the prayer flays that are so synonymous with the Himalayan experience. As we got closer they were hidden more than in view because the houses that lined the train track obscured the view every glimpse was like seeing them for the first time all over again. It was magical. 3 and a half hours after setting off on the train ...
... the water and strength of the current, while Samyog splashed around in the shallows. Once Dave had found a suitable spot, he beckoned Samyog over. Here, the difficulties of attempting to teach a nine year old to swim in freezing cold water of varying currents and depths, without arm bands became apparent. It became quite clear that Samyog's previous swimming lesson had occurred in shallow water and involved someone telling him to kick his legs while he pulled himself along on ...
... and when I made it back, Charlene was gone and Traci was waiting. Leading up to this point, including a few weeks before my trip, Charlene had been going through a stressful period and she was kind of snapping at me. I am naturally sensitive and with the stresses of the trip, everything started to boil over for me. When I saw that's he had just boarded the plane without me and that only Traci remained, I began to become really frustrated. So we got on the plane, met ...
... about midnight to 4am when lights came on and Indians started moving around. Took a fairly wild and winding jeep ride from the train station to the hotel. The advantage of the overnight train is that we avoided more long travelling days on the truck.
For Darjeerling I've unpacked my fleecy clothes and thermals and I've bought a scarf. The hotel is not heated (the locals seem to be ...
... of a cliff two days after we left, after that the earthquake hit only a day before we arrived in the fatal area, and now this.
Let's hope we keep this buffer between us and disaster and nobody else has to die from such freak incidents during this trip.
Incidentally our mobile internet won't work in Nepal (we assume), so if you're lucky you might hear a lot less from us for the next 12 days, it'll give us all some breathing space.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsOlde Main Bellevue Heritage Hotel Darjeeling
The hotel is very basic but clean and with hot water. It is also in a perfect part of town for restaurants, cafes and walks to sights. Downfall is that the place does not have heating so when it's cold...it's cold. They do rent room heaters but they give off such a glow that you end off turning them off in the middle of the night and they really didn't provide that much heat. They way to go is to ask for a hot water bottle when you are ready to go bed. It kept the bed cosy and warm all night long.
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