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 ...
... was extremely cold and windy. Our driver asked us to buy some popcorns and keep on having it to prevent headache and vomiting and trust me boy those popcorns really helped. The way kept on surprprising us with stunning landscapes and wildlife . Amongst that there were army troops employed throughout. In extereme cold conditions our soldiers brave the cold, wind, harsh living conditions, so that we can sleep at home peacefully. ...
... the pink glow of the dawn’s new light reflecting off of the snow-covered peaks to my west. The sight was breathtaking, and I watched in awe as the peaks changed from pale pink to stark white with reddish-gray highlights. I wanted to wake the others, but wasn't sure how Katherine and Leslie would take to having their slumber interrupted to see something as humble as a sunrise. I’m definitely the ...
... 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, ...
... Darjeeling: the 'road' looks like a river bed for half of it and you travel about 1 km/hr to make sure the holes and boulders don't break up your chassis. The views over the surrounding landscape and tea plantations are amazing - my pictures will never do them justice!
The school is built on tea plantation land and is a 2 storey building with simple classrooms and black boards. The children were beautiful and amazing and super friendly! i immediately got surrounded ...