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 ...
... the Lonely Planet as “colourful” failed to materialise and my cold just got worse and worse.
In the end we bailed out and climbed an adjacent hill to visit a handmade paper factory at the top of the town. The friendly Nepalese owner gave us a tour and explained the production, but by this time I was feeling lousy. Not wishing to jeopardise the trek I went back to bed and only emerged in time for supper.
... release the rat and not kill it. We needn't have worried; the humane trap was a clue and assuring us that 'even rats worship Gods', they released the little fella into the nearby hills...hurray!!!
Later I felt we might not have done ratty such a favour as a roof-rattling, hell hath no fury storm raged around the lodge. Thunder, lightening and rain like daggers! At least it would clear the fog which had been present on and off since we arrived in ...
... floor and we felt a bit stupid.
Our main reason for going to Darjeeling was to ride the toy train up. Built by the British in the 1900s, it's a narrow gauge steam railway that winds the 88km from Siliguri to Darjeeling, taking seven hours and gains over 20000 metres in elevation. It's described as an engineering masterpiece and we've wanted to do it ever since we watched a BBC documentary about it a couple of years ago. It's been a UNESCO ...
... 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.