The rest of the day was spent wandering around Darjeeling which is very quaint and quirky. The buildings cling to the hill in a riot of colour. Although it's not at its best today all murky & covered in cloud.
The hotel served a very quaint old fashioned afternoon tea with sandwiches and scones with cream & jam. Well actually, it was marmalade and the cream had a faint but rather weird taste of garlic in it. Welcome to India. A huge thunderstorm started about 4.30 and we are all hoping the storm will clear the clouds and allow us to see the Himalayas tomorrow.
31st - Well the thunderstorm seemed to have done the trick. When I looked out at 5am it was cloudy but I could actually see down into the valley so I gathered gear & trotted off.
I couldn't believe it as the peaks slowly started appearing through the clouds. It was a truly beautiful sight that this picture doesn’t do justice.
We drove to Bhutan today leaving at 8am. The drive down the mountain alone took 2 hours. It was so reminiscent of NZ with big ferns and a twisty road. The long and short of it is that we spent all day in the car arriving at the Bhutanese border at 4.30pm.