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... that plan. After a bit of research I found that Darjeeling India has some of the best tea in the world and you can see Mt. Everest on a clear day.....whilst sipping a tea. BINGO
So that's where I am now. I caught a bus from Kolkata to Darjeeling. Advertised as 14 hours, we somehow stretched it to 22. The only thing rougher than the bus was the road we traveled on....and I must use the word ...
... a mine of information explaining in detail the process required at each stage of tea production. He explained about the different “Flushes” or harvests and what sort of tea they produce. First flush in early march April—Oolong like tea, Second Flush in May June produced the stronger English Breakfast style and the final flush in September October (post monsoon) produced very small quantities of high quality tea which was then blended with other ...
... grazed, my mountain ponies. I went to approach one but it stuck its ears back and looked grumpy and I don't know these ponys so I thought it best to wait until I was introduced. I later learnt this was the grumpy pony. Both were entire males so little stallions which I liked, mountain stallions. We left the horseguy with the stuff to load up the horses and off we went. The beginning was primarily uphill and rapidly we both broke into a sweat due to all the warm wear and ...
... next couple of days. It brought back memories of the autumn I spent roaming the moors.
Shrouded in the mists, and growing cold, the local homes where we'd rest for the night became warm and welcome places. We were invited to share the warmth of their cooking fires -- my fur still smells of smoke -- and to have our first taste of some of the local brews. As they say, "when in Rome..." Their home-brewed wheat wine was more like a weak, more drinkable vodka, if you ask me. ...
... aufsuchen, da der Tank leer ist. In einem nepalesisch/tibetanischen Restaurant essen wir die feinsten Momo's die wir bisher bekommen haben. Lecker.
Die Rückfahrt nach Siliguri fahren wir konsequent der Eisenbahnstrecke nach. Und fahren zeitweise gleich neben dem Dampfzug. Die Strecke wurde aber durch verschiedene Bergstürze verschüttet und ist nicht mehr befahrbar. Ein durchkommen ist nur mit dem Töff möglich, da auch die Strasse ...