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... country, but by late afternoon I felt fine. That was until Martin returned, complete with tikka dot and brightly coloured string tied round him, explaining the amazing day he'd had. How the locals allowed him to join in the local festivals going on in the temples he'd visited as well as join in the feast where he was given the best food he'd yet had in India. ******* tap water! I spent the evening cooking with my host family, getting pointers on my alu paratas from the ...
... day on day four, as I was so ill. I barely slept that night, as I could not breathe due to the congestion then the next day I slept for pretty much 24 hours straight; a result of both the cold and total physical exhaustion from the first three days. Mart went with the Belgians up to a nearby monastery while I slept, which sounded amazing, so I was sad to miss out on that, but the sleep worked miracles and remarkably I was able to trek again the ...
... there was one of these rubbish dumps outside our hotel. This also meant that the dogs gathered to fight over the rubbish. Shame as the hotel was great.
On our first day we met the owner who was Tibetan and she invited us all up for tea, she also showed us her buddhist chapel in her attic and told us a brief story of her family's escape from Tibet in the 1960's. A real harrowing tale of persecution of her parents (who I think were quite ...
... over 200 people." We heard that those accidents happened just last summer. As we drove, it was a bit scary to see how often the concrete guard rails were busted through. There's clearly been a lot of mountain road accidents over many years. Other than surviving the trip, it was really interesting to see the land and people change. The border of India is a recent construct by the British when they left the country. Nepal used to be much much bigger and also encompassed parts ...
... the British rule and hence we get to see several British-style buildings (mostly schools) in the area. Darjeeling hills are a part of the lesser Himalayan ranges and is very suitable for tea plantations. It often is the stop-over town / jump-stop for travelers wanting to get to the Indian state of Sikkim.
HOW TO GET THERE?
One can reach Darjeeling by air, train, bus or jeeps / taxi. On the way to Darjeeling, one can visit Kurseong.