Travel Blogs from Darjeeling
India seems to have a surplus of Incredibly Friendly managers (I.F.'s for short), recognisable by their smiley face badges. We can't seem to get rid of them and they can't seem to get rid of the desire to please.
Our current I.F. manager knew we wanted to do a long hike in the surrounding area today, so he had drawn a nice map that gave us …
You might think that since we're a family now, we would have found a nice place to settle down, raise the kids. But... no.
Another day, another distance. In an attempt to get to Darjeeling by the least direct route possible, we started by looking for a jeep to cruise us to Mirik.
Exiting the hotel, we were greeted by the mercifully dry …
As this journey comes to a close, I sit in contemplation gazing onto the reflection of the trees on a Sumendu Lake nestled near the Nepal border in the Himalayas. I learned that I don't have all the answers and when I seem to, they change in the next moment. During my final days in India, I'm grateful to be in gentle transition and looking forward …
... Valley tea estate. This is the highest tea estate in India.m it took us around 30 minutes of walking down into the valley to reach the place we noticed how much nicer the locals are here because they were more than willing to help us find the tea estate. Once we arrived we saw some signs saying that they we suppliers to Harrods so we knew we were in for some good tea. At the entrance there was a guide and we were shown around the factory with a Belgian girl. He ...
... budget :-P Being back at Namche and eating Yak steak with chips.
Difficulty: Easy as long as you don’t have gastritis
Day 12: Namche (3440m) - Lukla (2840m)
An EPIC challenge...our adversary, the daylight once again. We left at 1pm (See funny story to find out why) which gave us just 6hrs of daylight to make the trek back to Lukla for our early morning flight. They said it ...
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