Travel Blogs from Darjeeling
... to go up and see the loop were shut but as we had walked that far we decided to just break in (by that I mean we found a way around the gate) and sat under the shelter just as the heavens opened. We set off back after the rain stopped briefly looking at a Buddhist Monastery on the way. When we made it back grandpa was a little worse for wear and had to spend half an hour with his feet in a bucket of hot water! Overall a tiring but really interesting ...
... complete with a telly, someone's towel, their flip flops, their dirty sheets, soap and toothbrush in an incredibly grotty bathroom and some of the hugest cockroaches we've seen yet, which, upon their refusal to go into the bin alive were chopped into several pieces by Dave's flip flop. Who said cockroaches could survive a nuclear attack? We decided to pop into the bar, had a soft drink, and then retired to our room to channel hop before attempting ...
Darjeeling – Tea (ovbiously) and tasty food!!
The main touristy area in Darjeeling is relatively small. You could probably walk from one end to the other in half an hour or so so it didn't take us long to figure out where everything was. It was nice to have everything all close together for a change so we could walk everywhere and not have to worry about flagging down transport. We had a look in a few tea shops and book shops. It didn't actually feel as though ...
... least of which was why Pema insisted on starting so darned many sentences with the words “Slight problem, madam…”
What happened to his brother? Why was it necessary for his uncle to take us instead? And the cousin thing – what was with that? Where would she sit? Would there be enough room in the Innova for her? Would there be enough room in her lap for her luggage -- because there sure as hell wouldn’t be any room left elsewhere in ...
... Usually blanket vendors board the trains selling blankets but none appeared that night and if they had they would have made a fortune from all of us.
We spent the morning riding the Himalayan "Toy Train" in Darjeeling and went up to the 130 yr old Ghoom Railway Station which is the highest station in India. Visibility wasn't the greatest as the weather closed in with mist and rain not to mention the freezing cold ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center