The Sidlon Residency
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... Finally, at 8:15, our ride showed up. We had bought 3 seats behind the driver, which means were now only have 3 people on that bench instead of 4.
Transfer in Darjeeling
Three hours later at 11AM, we arrived at the shared jeep stand in Darjeeling and were pointed 100 meters further to the ticket kiosk for shared taxis to ...
... family and the Indian government, it has been built by the 16th Karmapa as his main seat in exile. After four years, construction of the monastery was completed. The sacred items and relics brought out from Tsurphu Monastery, the Karmapa's seat in Tibet, were installed. On Tibetan New Year's day (Losar) in 1966 the 16th Karmapa officially inaugurated the new seat called, "The Dharmachakra Centre, a place of erudition and ...
... the entry arches...maybe we should have rang it a few more times!
We were all keen to get to the top of Tiger Hill so Pratap found us a path up beyond the temple and off we went again. We had our suspicions that our 'guide' (using the word very loosely now) didn't really know where he was going; so we took things into our own hands and after a few scrapes and scratches we retraced our steps and got back to the safety of the road.
By now it was ...
... in one direction and Nepal in another. The farm is managed by Andrew whose Sikkimese Grandparents once ran the estate/Tea & Spice Plantation. The Mountain views were amazing, our accommodation was Swiss chalet style and we were spoiled with home-cooked meals and endless cups of Darjeeling tea. It was a wonderful couple of days of peace and solitude reading, bird watching and not too strenuous half day treks.
We were also invited to a local wedding, ...
... Napal to get our passports stamped to enter India. We arrived in Siliguri 1 hour later and after being told the fare was 200 rupees per person found that the fare was in Indian rupees, not Nepali rupees making it slightly more money than we thought...need to keeps our wits about us! Craig went to get us some drinks and in the time it took him I was asked if I would like to buy an apple, a banana, an icecream, if I needed ...