The Sood's Garden Retreat
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... food we have had on this tour. Some people remarked that they liked a restaurant that was more like a local restaurant and this place was more down-to-earth than some of the others. It reminded me of the Ale House in North Troy back home.
From here we drove up the mountain that Kalimpong is on to go to our hotel. The bus had stopped at another hotel to pick us up after our walk in town and we were disappointed ...
Our jeep swung up the tiny lanes towards the top of the city where our guest house, Long Island was located. This was owned and managed by a stocky Nepalese man, whose name was just unpronounceable. Rachael called him Mr Happy, as he was initially anything but. However over the course of my stay, this demeanor totally changed and he transformed into a helpful, smiley man with an unusually generous nature. He was also a big Spurs ...
... Masterchef judges! It was accompanied by a special treat, Tongba or bamboo, a local drink made by pouring hot water over millet to give a mildly alcoholic warm brew. Tastes a bit like warmed scrumpy and aids sleep quite nicely thank you.
It wasn't too cold at night in spite of the altitude, probably about five degrees, but any exposed flesh soon felt chilly so there wasn't much to do but hunker down in your sleeping bag after dinner so we hit the hay at about ...
... to be an easy one, despite being 24km as it was downhill nearly all the way. In addition to our usual group, today we would be accompanied by a goat, walking on a lead held by our guide. His jokes about it being for this evenings dinner were a little disconcerting, and the goat didn’t look too impressed at the situation either. Never feared though, he was spared (at least from our plates) and handed over to someone en route. We flew through ...
... I am still reading Forget Kathmandu but how depressing is that - a non-fiction book. It is hard to imagine how Nepal will proceed. To Kill .... is really absorbing and I have only started it. I read it years ago, I was probably still at school. Good to revisit.
I go back to Darjeeling tomorrow so I have time to go on the toy train but I don't think it is running, I haven't seen it and I have traveled to Ghoom twice now.