Monday, October 22, 2007
We left the plains behind (but not the festivals, they're everywhere) and got to a nice place with smiling king people. Darjeeling (I like saying the name) has a mix of nepalese, tibetan, hindu and other denominations and origins. It is high up in a cloud forest, and has ferns, a plant I really like. From some rooftoops on a clear morning you can see the Katzendonga (probably miss spelled) range with its snowed peaks and other mountains. It still has the buzzing feel of India but much much softer and friendly. It has good food (love the momo= dumplings) a very nice botanical garden, and many monasteries to visit around.
We are heading for the mountains so I might be away for a while but will be back with great pictures.