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, ...
... We were on a quite road, high up a hill in Darjeeling at 10.30 at night. Not ideal! To add to our problems the shop owner next door set a fire outside her shop, we had noticed this being a common thing to do. However, the fire was loaded with plastic and it began to choke us....how to make a bad situation worse?! We, well I was obviously making enough fuss about the situation that a hotel resident came to the front door. We passed our ...