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... the window next to me. I probably got almost all the way through when Suzanne and the others got back with photos of the hail on a car outside the photocopy shop. It was quite an adventure for them.
Now we have plans for dinner at the hotel - which has good reviews in some guide book - at 7:30 pm. When we were searching for someplace to eat last night, we discovered this about the hotel restaurant. The Tangerine Restaurant and Bar.
... a man who proudly hailed from Darjeeling and another man carrying a huge automatic shotgun. We still had a few hundred rupees from our last visit to India which we'd thankfully kept, so caught a jeep into the nearby city of Siliguri. Down on the flat plains the temperature felt at least 10 degrees higher than up in the hills, and the dust and the noise in Siliguri quickly brought back the feeling we were in India again. After a short expedition to find cash we found out ...
... the transition any easier. If the weather had been better in terms of clear skies I think I would have had a better time as then you could actually do things. Darjeeling also felt very much like being in Nepal which was an easier transition to adjust to but still needed to adjust. No more crazy busy roads with constant honking of horns and always watching where you had to step. It was actually a very peaceful place and I can see the attraction to it from locals and ...
... able to photograph. What luck! See photos
After our visit to Darjeeling we drove off to our next destination, Sikkim. This is technically a state of India but has a history as a kingdom of its own. En route to Sikkim we made a small stop along the way and put our toe into Nepal. There were two destinations within Sikkim for us, one is the tea garden Temi and the other is Gangtok the capital. Temi is a particular ...
... your seat and the toilets, but on the Toy Train there wasn’t the space to escape it!
So all in all, the experience that can’t be missed…according to the Lonely Planet at least, could be missed. I’d say you’d be better off taking pictures of the train as it crawls by – a great Darjeeling image best experienced from ...