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 ...
... decided to check in other hotel so that we can stay comfortably. After a few minutes we found a good hotel. The owner of the hotel was very nice. We enjoyed good food at dinner time with warm tea. Next day we had to leave early at 4 am to reach our destination- “GuruDangMar Lake- The ultimate place on earth”.
DAY 5- Our hotel lady woke us up at 3.00 with a warm cup of tea. We got ready and all of decided not ...
... 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, ...
I suppose you need to admire some of the creativity in India. Or is it resourcefulness, or ingenuity or just "get it done" mentality. However, in a few areas it can seem a little **********. I enclose some pictures of Darjeeling's answer to a city water system. These pipes supply "fresh" water, pipe by pipe, house by house........ ...