Orange Village Resort
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... a guy from Yorkshire that was touring around for three months who was quite interesting. We returned to the hotel for an hour before taking a sightseeing trip, to be honest there are not many sights to see and the only one that I really wanted to see was the sunset over the Kangchendzonga range from Tashi viewpoint but the mist and low cloud put paid to that. Looking forward to a decent meal tonight and off to Darjeeling ...
... oil of bergamot).
Tea quality also depends on leaf size. Loose-leaf tea made from whole leaves is preferable to that made from leaf pieces and stems. Tea dust (the stuff too small to be sold as loose-leaf tea, is packaged and sold as tea bags… and the floor sweepings from the processing center -- along with pencil shavings from the processing center office -- are sold to American tea companies like Lipton and Tetley for use in tea ...
... 15 mins late and on we got after having our rucksacks thrown on the top of the bus. The seats were comfy and recined quite a way back. We had the whole bus stare at us as we took our seats. I know I have to get used to this now as we head more rural.
We had travelled for about 2 hours when the bus stopped , everyone got off , we presumed a toilet stop, which it was , the men went to one side and the women the other , now for me this seemed strange, in ...
... to have been guests. Later we ask our guides if they would like to give other westerners the same experience. They declined because it was in its infancy but show us the traditional restaurant that they are building. Renzing and Bem employed the same stone mason who built the stupa at the sacred lake and one can see the quality of his craft. We ask where we might seek a prayer for a charm piece we have purchased at a curio shop in Gantok. The uncle who is a retired monk offers his ...
... Finally, we "arrive." Kecheopari is nothing more than a strip of shops and hotels set up next to the lake, maybe a dozen in all. Rob asks a boy on a bike, "Where Pala? You know Pala?" The boy responds in infuriatingly perfect English, "Up! You have to go up!" pointing at the tree-covered hillside. No. There can't possibly be any more Up. But there is.
Into the woods we go for what ends up being the toughest half-hour of our six and a half ...