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... India for three months was a tad tempting. This turned out to be the last straw for my self-imposed vegetarian experiment of the last months and decided it was definitely beef momo time! We went into a small tea house called The Hot Stimulation Cafe (yes, it really was called that) and ordered a plate of steamed beef momo's, fried beef momo's and some local Darjeeling tea to wash it down. After venturing to the incredibly dull museum of mountaineering and visiting the tomb ...
... of a pork one but bacon. Why the hell had I not found this place earlier. Anyway then we had to go and find a jeep which was easy however they will not leave until its full so then we had to sit and wait for it to fill. Our last passenger had his bag ontop but then refused to get in. The driver came and spoke to the lady up front and she was shaking her head and he was saying to get his bag back. By this point we were a bit worried about time and wanted to go. It soon became ...
... inside for a ritual clearly involving only close family, and even the groom started to look a little bored. We were moved around several times to different chairs, eventually finding a couple out the way at the back where we could loiter. We generally watched the proceedings with interest, although as more seeming uneventful time passed we too began to feel restless. Some three hours later it was agreed that another form of tikka would be given, this time in the form ...
... tuk! Maybe it is the thought of being grandparents, sorry just had to mention it again! Ros now! The journey to Darjeeling was lovely and I felt a real thrill as we began to climb up into the mountains - it was a good feeling to be back in the Himalayas! The road was better than I had expected and there were some great views up across the ridges and back down into the valleys. It was amazing how quickly we noticed the changes from Indian to Tibetan and ...
... more arduous.
After 2 hours we made our first pit-stop, a 20 minute breakfast break, where we had to practically stuff our faces full of porridge, triple pancakes and fruit (there was also a 2 egg omelette included, but this was summarily dismissed by all due to insufficient space allocation in the digestive tract).
Another 2 hours later and we were almost there, Prasanth is really impressed with our speed ...