Monday, May 4, 2009

Darjeeling, finally

I think we deserved what we found at our first destination, the lovely hill station of Darjeeling. Yes, that's where the tea comes from.

The photos cannot show enough, but trust me, it's a great escape from everything that is hot and dusty and smelly south of here.

We had a heavy shower on the way up in the jeep, but after checking in to a tiny guest house at the very top of town, we got up onto the roof and watched the hills surrounding us endlessly in all directions and the great 5 peaked mountain of Khangchendzonga hovering way up in the sky on the border to Nepal. It was the clearest views we had had since we were crossing Thorung La, and the host said it was the first time they had had a clear view of the mountain in 6 months.

Sorry, but I forgot my camera on that one...

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