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- Free High-Speed Internet
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... the simple life with their family's one cow and a few ducks and chickens and constant toilling in the fields .
Rice paddy fields stretch as far as the eye can see. We had police escort for the entire country which was over the top as we felt quite safe and the vibes from the locals were quite friendly
... the mist. We had unfortunately adopted a stray traveller who wanted to be our friend, I say unfortunately because sometimes I really cannot be bothered with other travellers and in the cold from 4am to 6am what really is left to say after this time. We decided to walk back to darjeeling rather than take the jeep, what a pants decision. I'm sure the walk is lovely when you can see something but we could see nothing but mist and soon I became unbearable hot in my new winter gear. ...
... This train covers a huge distance by steam engine and allowed the British to navigate the foothills. The next morning we made the arrguious journey up to Tiger Hill to see the sunrise. We are here during the monsoon so seeing the mountains was explained to be a practical miracle but luck was on our side. At about 345 the sun broke through the fog and by the time it had fully rose you could see the eastern range of the Himilayans. It ...
... the reception evening.
When it was time to get ready we found out that the parlour lady hadn't yet arrived - she was supposed to get Preeti ready, and then she was going to help us put on our sarees, so we were at a bit of a loss for what to do. Luckily one of Preeti's aunties who didn't speak english kindly helped dress us in our sarees - they're pretty complicated so I'm not sure what we would have done without her!
Once dressed and looking pretty ...
In Kakarbhitta I bought my first Nepali meal, a cup of chai (or chea in Nepal), two overpriced icecreams and a visa for Nepal. After spending thirty five US dollars on a visa I was somewhat disheartened that the Border Police did not even bother checking my passport. I will try and find a use for it before I leave the country.