We want Gorkhaland
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Gorkhaland... Gorkhaland" is ringing in my ears.
It's been an odd day. I was planning to be all touristy and go to the Himalayan Zoo and the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute - both apparently really good. When I set off, Darjeeling seemed oddly quiet. And oddly 'shut'. The half hour walk to the zoo was lovely - but when I got there, it was closed. Bother. Why don't the guidebooks tell you useful stuff - like the zoo's shut on Thursdays? Never mind - I took the opportunity to walk on, and discover Darjeeling's outer areas. And it was good. I even came upon another Raj era cemetary, and then ended up enjoying the buzz of the jeep stand, while failing to find a prebooking booth for Siliguri tomorrow. Odddly though - the bazaar was shut too.
Walking back up, I may have discovered the reason.
The rest of the day passed without anything of interest for you people. Did some gift shopping and went to the laundry, where yesterday I had dropped off four white tee shirts.
Since I've not much to say, have a few more road safety signs:
'It is not rally - enjoy the valley'
'Be heartful about the right of way'
'Drive to care, not to dare. Drive with care, life has no spare'
'Drive like hell and you will be there'
'Fast won't last'
'Be gentle on my curves'