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... plans to go out for her passport photo and to walk around the market in the city. Jackie and I were going to tag along. Then it started raining again so we put it off to have some tea and coffee in the lobby. After a while, Suzanne and Mike were ready to go out when it seemed to clear up. I decided to stay behind and get on the internet. I was maybe half way through this blog entry when the rain came gushing down again and then I started to hear ...
... pilgrims and visitors perform kora. The Dharma Chakra Center includes a beautifully structured main shrine temple and monastery with monks' quarters, a three-year retreat center, a monastic college, where the relics of the Sixteenth Karmapa are enshrined, nunnery, stupas, a protector's shrine, institutions for the lay community and other establishments. The Rumtek monastery became the international Kagyu Headquarters during the life of His Holiness and ...
Next day was an official day off! We got up late, just in time to catch breakfast in the hotel (it was included...you can't waste it can you!), wandered round the town (not so pretty in daylight!), planned our next moves, blogged, and watched TV (footy, movies and Burn Notice...this programme always seems to be on telly here and we fall asleep to it regularly!).
Like our 'homestay', Darjeeling is something of an anomaly. It's fairly small ...
... and interesting looking people. No moustaches here! The West Bengalese men like their upper lips smooth - and so I fit right in. I also fit right in because a lot of the locals look chinese - actually, I fit in a bit too much because they mistake me for a local about half the time. I'll go into a store and the owner will start talking to me in Hindi before realizing from the blank dumbfounded look on my face that I don't have a clue what he's talking about. The locals are ...
... to look WAY up to see the mountains, it was a very weird feeling. As we stood taking our pictures a sound came from below, it was a peculiar sound. Coming around the bend below us was the Toy Train. Rajiv could not believe our luck, just as we were standing there the train arrived. This train has a great history around the world with train enthusiasts. This particular part of the train schedule features a steam driven locomotive which ...