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... and our new Indian local guide and driver.
Our new van is much smaller and we are squished into it - not as comfortably as before with our bags on the roof. Even though I was one of the last to get in because I was having my takas changed into rupees, I got a single seat on the passenger side behind our tour leader. We had said our goodbyes to our Bangladeshi people and speeches were made, gifts and thank-yous given.
We had a ...
... out on a hill, seemingly with no cage and able to jump right at us eek! On closer inspection there was actually a big ditch in between us and him but it still wasn’t that convincing! There were tigers, cheetahs and leopards etc but we didn’t stay looking at them long because they looked a bit sad in their cages, pacing up and down. The real star of the zoo were the rare and endangered red pandas, so cute. They are endangered because people want them as ...
... a nice Indian chap for a while (worked in Marketing and was from the border area near Bhutan). Arrived in Siliguri after a 3.5 hour downhill Jeep ride. Managed to avoid most of the ticket touts and bought a night bus ticket to the city of Patna.
... is just really a slightly stockier cow with long hair and a bushy tail. At first glance it's almost indecipherable but as I've now seen loads it is quite obvious. Anyway, so this yak had stumbled into this village we had been eating in and was right out side the door of the cabin. I wanted to get a better picture so slowly walked up to the door. Just as I was in the opening about to go outside the yak jumped at seeing me which in turn made me **** a brick and jump backwards into ...
... 2 lane road with the cars and crisis crosses it causing quite a traffic jam. It was an interesting and pleasant ride for about an hour. After lunch of noodles in a roadside cafe (it cost $3:60, Al let his guard down) we headed to the Tibetan Refugees Self Help Centre. Here we saw the women weaving rugs in a way we haven't seen before. They spin and dye the wool and use it for weaving and knitting. Left with a bag of goodies that were so cheap we felt guilty so purchased some ...