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... squeezed closed while the fingertips create an artful pattern on the top.
Other food specialties of this region were fiddlehead ferns, (the newly emerging curled up fern head), which is often served in soup and yak meat soup and curry.
Speaking of Yak Meat, we had the chance to sample this dish one night up on the Nepal border (see 3rd blog post about our ...
... from Ghum. This was a "45 minute walk" that took three hours! But it was beautiful, and we saw villages and countryside that we would not normally have seen. Back at Darjeeling we paused for tea and a monsoon rain begain pouring from the clouds. Hail beat down on the tin roof and sounded like a freight ...
... up the hill. The Jeeps don't leave until they're full and there was us and another couple in the front two seats when we got in (maximum capacity is ten or eleven). Ten minutes later an enormous American man got in the back and I can honesty say he's one of the most negative people I've ever met. He worked for the U.N. in Nepal, and was regretting leaving the safety of his compound in Nepal to see Darjeeling for the weekend. He did slip the Jeep ...
... its the right one and ask someone there. Of course in this time you ran the risk of your train pulling in and leaving. Leaving Ben with our stuff I went across there and tried t find out what was going on as quick as I could. After finally getting to the front of the line (Somewhat more challenging and less well defined than back home) I was told that it should be arriving in about another hours time at one of the platforms we were guarding. Annoyed but relieved ...
... with us they said as they helped us with our bags and led us up and down small lanes to a lovely little guesthouse. They were a blessing without disguise and we told them so as the clouds rolled in.
Darjeeling is fine and if the sun shone it would be finer. We wander the streets finding it hard to find eating places that suit our tastes, tho we do finally find the post office that Pat has searched for, for a week, in many towns. It's the remnants of the Raj though ...