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We first visited the local tea plantation (obviously one of the most important things to do in Darjeeling), there were vast acres of tea plants running up the mountains, and to seeing the woman who pick the tea carrying the baskets on their heads up hill was amazing, it made me feel very unfit. The one thing they defiantly know how to do in Darjeeling is tea, we bought quite a bit, unfortunately I think the only place in the UK ...
... So many people, so frenetic.
The hotel room was by far the worst I have experienced on this trip so far. The mould all over the windows summed it up.
In the evening, Shaz, Jean Marianne and I went to my local for an evening meal. Chicken chow mein yum yum. Another Chinese meal in India.
We met George (from Henley) who was travelling on his own. It got me thinking about my future solo adventures. So ...
... you will see from the pics. We slowly trekked up to Observation Hill where there is a Buddhist temple, all decorated with Tibetan prayer flags, very colourful and interesting and overlooked the whole town. We were very lazy on this day and took a long time to do this (although we did get lost as well to be fair), so much though that the tourist information man told us off when we asked him for information and said we had 'wasted a whole day!’ Feeling ashamed ...
... Farm but without the screaming. The middle aged woman who cooked us lunch waddled out like Margret to make us some local supa noodles and another cup of tea. We lazed around in the afternoon reading a little and a short walk through the tea plants before dinner. A chicken curry and rice was for tea it was great but they kept feeding us until we couldn't eat any ...
... continued to climb on the Jeep trail, we eventually climbed above the cloud layer, where we got some amazing view of the Kanchenjunga Range and the clouds covering the valleys below us.