Orange Village Resort
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... regions don't seem to have such a problem, but here it does appear to be a big problem. It is the dry season - toward the beginning of the rainy season. She has just gone out to get some clothes laundered and has kindly agreed to take a few of my things too. I can't think of any more to say at the moment - we will be meeting Jacqui and Mike and maybe some others and going out of the hotel - down the hill or up - to look for a restaurant for dinner.
... due to the speeds at which he was hurtling up the narrow twisty mountain roads which always had a shear drop on one side! The journey up entailed beautiful views when we passed most of the cloud cover. We could see the plains of West Bengal district, that is when we dared take our eyes off what was hurtling down towards and up past us! It did get very hairy at times as it seemed to be a one way road down with dozens of cars going both up and down the mountain! ...
We traveled to Ghum on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, an ancient miniature steam engine on narrow gauge track also known as the "Toy Train". Despite -- or perhaps because of -- its diminutive size, the Toy Train really kicks butt on the hills... covering the entire 7 km distance between Darjeeling and Ghum in 35 minutes. Okay, that's not very fast, but the ride was fun and the views very scenic.
The Toy Train's tracks ...
... take in a short amount of time. We have got 10 days up in this little corner of India to do nothing more then drink the local Darjeeling tea (the worlds best) and enjoy our view of the Himalayas.
After getting our bearings in this relaxing little hillside town we took a ride on the World famous and World Heritage Toy Train. This really is like a toy train as it blows out steam and toots incessantly as it struggles along the ...
... around 60 different types in total. Upstairs was much more interesting as it was primarily based around both successful and unsuccessful attempts to climb Everest. One chart showed all of the attempted routes that had been taken throughout history and whether they had been successful or not, also who had died trying to reach the top. There were several parts that looked at the history of climbing equipment use in such expeditions and ...