Abir is a traveller, nature photographer, and musician in his spare time. He and his co-pilgrim wife believe life can be one long, happy, funny song if punctuated with books, comics, films, music, nature, humour, tennis, painting, fishing, and all things beautiful.
July 24th 2009
Misty Mountain Hop It seemed daft on my part to dream of a holiday in the hills in early January, what with every prospect of being greeted by nothing but king-size blankets of snow. My friends weren’t sure I would survive the brutal cold of a typical winter that you experience in places where the absolutely breathtaking Kanchenjunga is the view from your hotel room window. Well, where there’s a will, there’s (always) a way, wouldn’t you say? To be honest, I wasn’t entirely certain myself if almost four years in a house with the conspicuous absence of an air conditioner was ideal preparation for such a break. Four years in this city to amplify the point. My doubts set aside, my co-pilgrim and I finally landed in a fascinating hill station called Darjeeling with two ... read more