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... on Observatory Hill. No monkeys this morning. Many people were milling around the temple.
I took a walk through a tunnelled market before returning back to the hotel for late afternoon lunch. Darjeeling is a curious place. It is in a beautiful setting yet so many of the buildings are either dilapidated or derelict.
Rubbish seems to be piled up in lots of places too. It is such a shame to see such a contrast but then ...
We ate at the hotel last night which was one of the best meals we have had so far although there hasn't been a lot of competition, we finished with a coffee which was served in two pots, one black and one white and as Lesley treated herself to a second cup the lid came off the pot and landed straight into her cup of coffee. I wiped myself down from the other side of the table looking through specks of milky coffee on my glasses as Lesley looked like she was going to ...
... the mountainside!
In fact we probably couldn’t have found a more Christmassy place in the whole of India than Darjeeling – Christmas music in the streets, cold weather, Christmas lights and above all the wonderful “Glenarys” an old-school department store style building with inflatable father Christmases outside blaring Christmas tunes into the street – and inside a tea room with a cake/chocolate counter on ...
... I'm fine with the name Jim. My grandpa is 'Jim Hall' and has been called Jim all his life. He is a legend and an inspiration to me so to be called Jim is quite literally an honour for me. Anyway, I digress. We sat up drinking our beers and listening to the music on Dan's phone- which was comical. He had a few absolute bangers on there, but again some of the most random things you could imagine. Cher Lloyd was a classic example. Just a really random obscure mix of songs. I put ...
... photography shops, with breathtaking photos displayed of the view of the Himalayas from Darjeeling on a clear day. It was amazing to think there were mountains surrounding us as most days we were unable to see 20 metres in front of us. On the last morning we were up very early, making one last trip up to the rooftop of our guesthouse, and to our delight, in front of us was the freshly dusted snow capped peaks of the Himalayas peaking above the clouds. ...