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... that this would probably be my life now for the ensuing 14 hours until I felt a tap on my back and looked down to see a bloke in a uniform who could have been a station guard or a cop.
"You have a reservation, madam?"
I replied that I did.
I handed him my ticket.
"Yes, S3, 35. I will help you. Give me your luggage."
It's amazing how a seemingly impenetrable carbon based mass of flesh and hair ...
... for the early morning cold, we heated up pretty quickly. All this car and train sitting has not helped our fitness levels.
The morning consisted of wandering around Khurseong. through the market alley ways. Vanessa found a lovely red coat at a bargain price to add to her school attire. With fresh coconut sellers passing by, Vanessa had her first taste of this - declaring it delicious. She had always thought of coconut ...
... through but otherwise lifeless. The odd bell of the cow or goat would ring from somewhere down in the mist. At a stop I was asked if I wanted to ride my horse. Dam right i did. It was only after I agreed that they told me it was uphill, bonus. I rode the horse up the hill which was very pleasant. He was a real plucky little pony who responded better to voice commands than any sort of English riding. He did not have a bridle just a head collar with rains and his saddle ...
... on the bed. Then the power went off around midnight which meant our fan stopped which meant the mosquitoes had a Nick and Val feast of epic proportions. After a horrifying night of "sleep" we woke up at 3am to head back to the station, only to find that the train was running an extra 5 hours late (so, that's right, 15 hours total). So we spent the next few hours in the waiting room, reading while rats scurried around our feet. ...
... comforts of Darjeeling. Perched on a ridge, Darjeeling offers splendid views of the surrounding hills and mountains from pretty much any vantage point. It's many cafes, the "Toy Train", zoo, and nearby monasteries are enough to entertain and rejuvenate the weary traveler - at least for a few days. Darjeeling is also the center of Gorkhaland. The people living in this region call themselves Gorkhas, and have been petitioning the Indian government, through ...