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... of it off.
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 ...
... bus was at 530pm. Okay, this could work. So with our back up plan in place just in case, we came up with a plan that we would try out first. So Deepak was going to take the 530 bus but he was going to hold the bus up till 530 for sure and as long as possible after that. The plan is set into motion. First up we hail a cab to run us by each of our hostels to pick up our bags. I still want to empty some stuff out of my bag to lighten my load since from here out I won't ...
... 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 ...
... 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.