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- Drinking in the Darjeeling – Darjeeling, India (travelpod.com)
From Calcutta I was heading for Darjeeling. I still remember when I was in London, it was cold and rainy winter and flipping through newly ordered India Lonely Planet I read about the former British hill station, which used to be a popular summer getaway for Government officials, and is now famous for its tea. I read about the famous train, going up to 2,500 metres high, in between Himalayan peaks and through meadows, about the delicious tea, mountaineering institute, sunrise views, etc, etc.
I arrived, went for a walk, and guess what. My food poisoning from the Hampi-Calcutta train from the days before, decided to pay me a visit again. Or was it a new one? This time with a 40 Celcius degree fever, shivers all night (and I slept in all my clothes, under two blankets and two duvets, no joke), complete utter weakness and feeling even sick to drink a cup of tea.
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