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"The mind is everything. What you think, you will become." - Buddha (Written on a sign next to the former British military base on the road up to Darjeeling) Hi Everyone, As we mentioned in our last post, Edie and I had a scheduled split to allow her to volunteer/observe at an eye center in Kathmandu. She's going to stay there also to check out an epic festival celebrating Shiva featuring a three story effigy which she expects will be burned (Burning Man is getting a run for its ...
... mountains. The earlier you arrive, the better place you find to stand.
Samten Choling Monastery :
Once you have witnessed the Sunrise @ Tiger Hills, when descending, you can visit the Samten Choling Buddhist Ghoom Monastery. The main attraction is the huge 26-foot model of Lord Buddha.
Batasia Loop :
One of the main attractions in Darjeeling is the "Joy Ride" in the Toy train (steam engine). Batasia loop is the place where the train makes ...
... was the salvation of water and not only wasn't there any but the rudeness of these guys was really getting me quite angry. I said "well I'm going to die if I don't get any water" in a stern voice and Niraj spoke to them further. While he was talking one of the guys took a loud slurp from a cup of water he had next to him. It seemed like he was actively taking the ****. That was it, I was just thinking about having a bit of a **** fit when Niraj said they will get some local ...
... exhibits had been there since then. It also had a shudder inducing collection of pickled snakes, fish and baby animals like snow leopards in jars. Nice.
I probably wouldn't have wanted to go to the zoo had it not been for the fact the mountaineering institute was within it's grounds. After Delhi zoo I didn't hold out much confidence that the animals would be kept in great conditions so wasn't really up for seeing those things again. The zoo was much much better ...
... Pratap's services again. And we never did get to the top of Tiger Hill but we did cover about 25km, fully justifying a hot butter rum!
Another highlight of Darjeeling is a small pizza place that served fresh dough pizza and good sausages. Having been here a week, we now have a shortlist of places to visit. The Park Hotel for hot butter rum and the Hot Pizza Place for good food; Glenary's for cake/free wifi and Joey's Pub for beer/sport on telly!