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... of it off.
We first visited the local tea plantation (obviously one of the most important things to do in Darjeeling), there were vast acres of tea plants running up the mountains, and to seeing the woman who pick the tea carrying the baskets on their heads up hill was amazing, it made me feel very unfit. The one thing they defiantly know how to do in Darjeeling is tea, we bought quite a bit, unfortunately I think the only place in the UK ...
... us, oh and the fact that it was cold which after 30 degree heat was a novelty!
The next day we woke up to a lovely breakfast with tea (Darjeeling obviously) and spectacular views of Kangchenjunga, the 3rd highest mountain in the world. It turned out this was the only time we would actually see the mountain as it was so misty and cloudy the rest of the time that we didn’t get any photos, but even without it the views all over the town were really ...
... really good, much better than the motor cross track from Calcutta! On the way back to Darjeeling, we saw several anti-speeding signs on the roadside, including "Better late than dead" and "Better late than never", not sure if they work or not!
... we both did. He handed Gent the guitar and he started picking and strumming away impressing everyone as he tends to do - git. A man came from inside and watched as well as two kids who were perched on the step. He played a few things and we sung a little but struggled to think of something people would know. Bob Marley -Redemption song was about as good as we got. Gent handed me the guitar and I had a little strum of a few songs and was loving life. Sitting in the middle of ...
... the next two hours we climbed this road up to 2700m. I was exhausted by the time we reached the monastery at the top. This was so heavily shrouded in mist that visibility was down to just 30m. Unfortunately there was no one at home (probably too cold) and we climbed on further until we reached a little hut where we had some tea. Onwards Nurji drove us along misty cobbled roads until we reached our lunch stop at 3000m. After a quick noodle lunch and a ...