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... working no matter which gender they belong to. I would also like to mention, if you want to view the real beauty of hills, drivers and local people are the best guide.
We reached Lachung, situated at an elevation of about 9,600ft at 7.30 PM. Had a small walk, it was pitch black and icy cold. Had quick dinner as tomorrow would be exciting day J
Day3 23.12.13: So today was the day which I was quite excited for. At first, we decided to go to ...
... was showing off for the crowd, walking back & forth, sitting on his back side, & showing off the beautiful golden stripe across its chest.
We started up the hill on the other side. There were different types of deer, goats, & yak. One of the deer species are estimated at 15 million years old, & their head actually splits at the top, & at the end their little horns pop out. They are the oldest known deer species in the world.
... a while to get there. Eventually we reached the last stop and got off to be approached by lots of men wanting to be our porters. We waved them away and set off up the hill towards the Darjeeling Tourist Lodge we had decided to stay at.
We reached the lodge, just next to the Gymkhana , it was getting dark and we were tired , we just wanted to get to a room. They showed us the price list and showed us a room in the annexe. It was okay, they have hot ...
... the right way and its only 5 minutes away. Anyway a while later in one of our confused modes we ask an Indian woman with a wealth of English. She advises us the breeding grounds are closed to tourists, but the zoo is 5 minutes away. Up the hill we head for quite a while and pay the entrance fee with no senior’s discount. Pat is on the mission to find a toy leopard for Soukie but the ones they sell are larger than our bags. ...
... very important the whole way.
India of course is famous for its expansive railway network, indeed the Indian Railway Authority is the world's largest employer with some two million workers, thank God I am just writing about them rather than being in charge of payroll or lost property at the annual ball, I very much doubt there is an annual ball.
So with balls and employees in mind (probably an arrestable offence here), I was very excited indeed to ...