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... to our driver that he was to take good care of us, show us nice views along the way, and to drive very safely. As we left she saw us out and urged us to stay safe and have a great time in Sikkim. I really am going to come back to Darjeeling and stay at the Dekiling hotel again. Our drive was long, but very enjoyable. The driver was safe, kind, and showed us some cool sights. At one point we stopped at a view point overlooking the meeting of two rivers. The view ...
... monsoon season we couldn't take the train there as most of it was covered in landslide so we had to get a jeep. Darjeeling is now one of my favorite cities and is much bigger than Cromer.
The veiw is amazing but little to our knowledge on the first day we walked around it was the first day Darjeeling had seen the sun in a month and then, as we had left our cameras at ...
... an appointment with a toy train. We had to literally run down to the Darjeeling station only stopping when a local shouted Merry Christmas or commented on our Santa hats.
We arrived with 5 minutes to spare, the train just pulling up as we arrived. The toy train crept up the mountainside on its first journey in September 1881. It is one of India’s few hill railways still operating and we had ...
... not restricted as actual monks. At 21 years, student monks have a choice either to go back to the world or live the rest of their lives as Monks, complete with the sacrifices, devotion and service. Some choose to stay and others leave. I respect the fact that this choice is available to the students and not forced.
The drive may be tiring but is amazing. Once you enter Sikkim, you start to realize that it's mountains all the way. Not snow clad or ...
... Edmund Hillary, as some bee keeper sod from New Zealand. There is even a life size drawing of Tenzing Norgay on top of Mt. Everest, by himself that is, while a small A4 sized portrait of an aged Sir Edmund Hillary was found hanging on the wall, away from eye level, with his name stuck below on a piece of paper, as opposed to Tenzing Norgay's name on a wooden plaque with stainless steel plate engravings. The zoological garden itself ...
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