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Oct 30, 2009 - Kurseong

Took a share jeep just over an hour through the hills to the larger town of Kurseong (population of 40 thousand). Kurseong is famous for tea plantations and is also a popular destination for honeymooning and vacationing Indians. We stayed at a charming (and relatively cheap) heritage hotel. Filled with reminders of the colonial era, it was an interesting experience. The staff were very helpful and arranged for us to take a tour of the nearby Maikabari tea estates - a pioneer in organic farming (they started back in the 70's). A very...

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Jul 27, 2008 - And onto Kurseong, India

I've heard a few stories about the journey from Kathmandu to Darjeeling, none of them good. I've taken advice and gone for the day journey and not the gruelling night bus, a decision which every Nepali whose in the know about these things tells me is a good move. The bus sets out at a bad time though, 4.30 in the morning. My journey to the border had a scheduled time of 12 hours but thanks to the strikes which currently abound in this country these are not normal times in Nepal, thus my journey lasted 18 hours. Our journey started well...

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Where's Malcolm?

Apr 13, 2007 - Kurseong

Anil and I wanted to visit the St. Alphonsus Social and Agricultural Society (SASAC) in Kurseong before leaving the Darjeeling area. This community was founded by Father Abraham, a Jesuit missionary, over thirty years ago after he had worked for many years as the principal of the St. Alphonsus School. The school was established to teach the "poorest of the poor" children and Father Abraham made several trips to Canada to raise money to build a new school when the original building was near collapse. Our good friend, Barb Moreau, had worked...

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