Modern Central Lodge
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... all pretty much looked the same. Certainly never boring, but not that different. The roads here are pretty bad - partly because of construction and improvement efforts. There are lots of piles of crushed stone and other road building materials. The terraced valleys held houses at all levels - seemingly hanging onto the land by a thread - a bit of an exaggeration. I was sitting in the back of the van with Gilly and we tried to identify plants as ...
... This train covers a huge distance by steam engine and allowed the British to navigate the foothills. The next morning we made the arrguious journey up to Tiger Hill to see the sunrise. We are here during the monsoon so seeing the mountains was explained to be a practical miracle but luck was on our side. At about 345 the sun broke through the fog and by the time it had fully rose you could see the eastern range of the Himilayans. It ...
Second harvest whole-leaf tea is my favorite. I bought a package each of green and black tea. The white tea didn’t have enough flavor for me, and if I ever have a hankering for Oolong, I’ll just mix my own from the black and green teas I purchased.
The others? Yeah, they got tea too… a lot of tea. I’d say our tea purchases could fill a couple of grocery bags. Good thing we have so much room left in our ...
Darjeeling is high up in the mountains - 7000 feet up! You can see the Kanajungen mountain range from the town (and our hotel!) - simply stunning at any time of day! spent time on the rope-way - a local cable car they have only just re-opened after fatalities from before when a cable car decided to make a dash for freedom!
Jason who is scared of heights opted to drive us there in his jeep but not join us!
Darjeeling is a real mix of Indian, Nepali and ...
... any growth except from the tea plant itself. For some reason this garden, the only one in Sikkim, felt more remote than the other gardens we visited, which is saying something. The local Indian community find Sikkim natural and untouched, however I have to admit I lacked the skill to notice any difference to the surrounding Indian Country side which is all spectacular to me.
Just like Darjeeling we stayed at a Mayfair ...