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... his friend Prem who was on his was back to Darjeeling, so that Prakash could save a few hours and get home to his family in time for dinner. We were a bit disappointed to say goodbye to Prakash, but Prem was very nice too (although not as chatty as Prakash), and he could show us around Darjeeling since he's from there.
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... quoted after all.
"I drive you Darjeeling to Siliguri, and my brother drives you Siliguri to Varanasi". Pema assured Leslie his brother was also a good driver and that the other details of the trip would remain the same. "Brother has permits”, he said. “Good driver… safe trip!” Another selling point was that splitting the distance between two drivers would mean the person behind the wheel at any given moment would be less fatigued. We ...
... is doing well for 25 years old. His family went back to Tibet for a visit last year but before they could go they had to change their names and pretend to be Indian. He drove slowly around the hills which made the trip longer but a lot more enjoyable. All the way back there was heavy cloud. There are 2 bridges with signs saying v"ery weak bridge only one vehicle on at a time". Does not inspire confidence.
Today I was ...
... India's highest peak and the world's third-highest mountain. The next morning we set the alarm for 3:15am as we were going to watch the sunrise over Tiger Hill, it's almost a religious experience on any visit to Darjeeling so we just couldn't miss it. Found it so hard to get up, man it was freezing cold but worth it to see the view of the himalayas and to catch a glimpse of Everest with the sunrise, these are the special little memories that I think we are pretty lucky ...
... run, then in. Find there is enough room to move around and get photos in all directions, including straight down onto the main road.
When we get out, we walk uphill about half a km to the Institute, which was established in 1958 to promote research into Vajrayana Buddhism and Tibetan culture. See the usual building forms and ornate interiors. The museum hall displays Buddhist manuscripts, icons, thangkas (Tibetan religious cloth paintings)), and ...
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