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After a 19 hours trip from Kathmandu, we're finally in Darjeeling. The journey was quite (not too much) fun. We took the bus in Kathmandu at 4p.m yesterday. The first hours were nice, very nice view of Kathmandu valley, though Capucine was a bit frightened by the quality of the road, the...

permalink written by  vinzlj on July 1, 2010 from Darjiling, India
from the travel blog: Nepalindia



quality

A few more days in the quaintest of towns. Several fantastic days (and one not so fantastic day) with quality group meals, and lots of walking about. We all decided to visit one of the more 'quality' tea plantations recommended to us by local tea experts so we headed out one early morning. ...

permalink written by  Drie on May 5, 2008 from Darjiling, India
from the travel blog: Adventures in Hindustan



the highest peaks

Many of the girls moved on today, but Betsey, Teresa and I have stuck it out another day. We had planned to get up before dawn (4 AM) to take a jeep to viewing point called Tiger hill. When I woke at 5:07 there wasn't time for the jeep but we viewed Sunrise right from our own porch and it was...

permalink written by  Drie on May 2, 2008 from Darjiling, India
from the travel blog: Adventures in Hindustan



quality

A few more days in the quaintest of towns. Several fantastic day (and one not so fantastic day) with quality group meals, and lots of walking about. We all decided to visit one of the more 'quality' tea plantations recommended to us by local tea experts so we headed out one early morning. ...

permalink written by  Drie on May 1, 2008 from Darjiling, India
from the travel blog: Adventures in Hindustan



tea for me..

A sweet day in Darjeeling. Morning at the botanic gardens (lunch of momos), afternoon at the zoo (the highest in the world). We saw gorgeous orchids and red pandas at each respectively. Then there was 4 o├žlock high tea at the Windsor hotel. I spent 7 dollars for a cup of tea and crumpets but...

permalink written by  Drie on April 29, 2008 from Darjiling, India
from the travel blog: Adventures in Hindustan



a reunion day

After nearly missing the train last night--I made it due to the small kindness of other travelers I was talking about as a British couple I'd approached briefly found me and led me to the train platform-- I got on the overnight (3AC) to NJP a station in Siliguri a town below...

permalink written by  Drie on April 28, 2008 from Darjiling, India
from the travel blog: Adventures in Hindustan



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