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... the fact I am sick of having cardamom indigestion... I look forward to South East Asia. Luke says the food is OK (with an upward inflection). It is cheap though, usually about £1.20 for a paneer butter masala and rice.
Finally on the last day we shipped our sleeping bags and stuff, having been told that we no longer needed them, and went to the Himalayan Zoo. The taxi dropped Luke, Jason, Jordan and I at the front gate, we paid our 50p and got told the ...
... was how friendly the people are. Both Gem and I feel so relaxed as the locals dont seem to acknowledge us as foreigners. No staring or hagling. Its a safe place where everyone seems to be doing well for themselves. No harsh poverty and people are respectful. Our accomodation is great, we have a nice room with some views of the distant valley and with restricted views of Kanchenchunga. The dining area is on the top floor as it should, with those amazing views. ...
... so we began our journey to Kurseong where we have booked a boutique hotel for the night. We travelled down the hills, admiring the beautiful views as the train weaved across the road, tooting the entire way to warn traffic that we were coming.
After doing our research, google maps showed us that the hotel was about a 10 minute walk down hill from the station. After a 20 minute walk and asking 2 ...
... us, but we had to pay another 100 rupees cos there was 1 unoccupied seat.... the local lady was quite irate cos she agreed to pay 300 rupees for the journey!
The journey up was quite bumpy - darjeeling roads make irish roads look like shining pillars of excellence - but the views were amazing as we began our ascent. There is pretty much only one road up to darjeeling, and one road down, and due to the rains there had been a number of landslides in the days ...
... t eaten much over the last couple of weeks, so felt I needed to gain some strength.
There is very little to see or do in Siliguri, it is mainly a transport hub for you to connect to Bangladesh, Nepal, or Sikkim in northern India.
It is a dusty, hot and industrious city, with very little internet cafes and lots of honking car horns!!
Next day I caught a four hour bus ride to Gangtok in East Sikkim. I would spend a couple of days ...