Hello from Darjeeling!

  We’ve had plenty of travel, excellent food and tea, but wifi- not so much. We have been traveling in night busses, one shared taxi, and a wonderful 7-hour daytime train ride on the India Railway. Internet connections have been dicey in Myanmar and northeast India, so I have started but not finished several posts. Photos are almost impossible to load on the blog. So for now, here’s where we have been since Yangon:

Mandalay, Myanmar – 4 days

Monywa, Myanmar-3 days

Crossed border into India and went on to Imphal (Manipur state) India and stayed there 2 days

Shillong (Meghalaya state) India – 4 days

Overnighted in Gawahati (Assam state) India, then took train to (West Bengal) Siliguri, one night there then 3 hr uphill shared jeep taxi to Darjeeling where we arrived yesterday and plan to spend 4-5 days. It is beautiful and cold in the misty mountains here!

Update: we spent about a week in Darjeeling, then 1 night in Kurseong on the way down the mountains, took a 30-hr train from New Jalpaiguri to Dehli. Planning a week in northern India with friends who fly out next week, still trouble uploading pics, bye for now!

Update 7 March: we are spending a week with friends- Dehli, Agra, Jaipur. Still can’t get photos to upload!

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