15.06.2011 18 °C
Stepping out of the jeep after the steep climb up to Darjeeling in many respects is like arriving in another country; the temperature has dropped 20 degrees, you’re surrounded by Gorkas, Nepalese and Tibetans not to mention the clean air. We spent four days with Nora, Charlotte and Christophe drinking tea, playing snooker and celebrating John’s birthday. They very kindly threw John a surprise party and joined us for a hung-over birthday breakfast. We visited yet another tea plantation and were invited into a neighbouring cottage by the rather eccentric owner to sample some of Darjeeling’s finest. We went to the zoo and spent a lot of time eating the world’s best steamed chicken momos.