After dropping off my luggage at the Snow Lion Home Stay, Ashok kindly offers to show me the main town. I start to relax as we wander around this facinating place. I soon feel at home when my stomach and I enjoy a delicious tea, toasted sandwich and chocolate brownie at Nathmulls, a wonderful tea shop in the main square. The glass counter is filled with so many different teas - from white, to green, to Oolong to black, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and of course, every possible Darjeeling. It reminds me a little of Northern Tea Merchants my tea merchants shop back in Chesterfield.
Although my room has a cozy Tibetan style, it feels cold up here on my own. Just as I start to unpack, there is a knock at my door. A welcomed bed friend has been so thoughtfully delivered - a hot water bottle! How wonderful! An early night me thinks.