Archive for the ‘tourism’ Category

John Flinn, the travel editor for the San Francisco chronicle recently wrote an excellent piece about his travels in Darjeeling. His vivid descriptions of all the places I used to haunt as a child are spot-on! The story starts off with an indignant (Indian) guest at the Planter’s Club lamenting the fact that the club […]


Napa Weekend

29May07

Spent a lovely day in the Napa Valley this weekend with the family. Brilliant weather, and lots (lots) of wine and cheese. My favorite vineyard: Chateau Montelena, the place that took the French by surprise and started California’s wine revolution. At every vineyard we visited, I couldn’t help but think about the potential of Darjeeling […]


Roswitha Joshi writes about Darjeeling’s attempts to revive it’s image. Under the brand name ‘Chai Country’ they want to uplift the entire region and have, to this end, tied up with like-minded entrepreneurs who have made it their mission to buy up and put into shape run-down tea plantations and factories. Tourism, entrepreneurship, innovation. A […]


In 1929, Sigmund Freud argued that civilization “obtains mastery over the individual’s dangerous desire for aggression by weakening and disarming it and by setting up an agency within him to watch over it, like a garrison in a conquered city.” [link] A recent article by Satis Shroff – Drinking Tea in Darjeeling – seems to […]


I thought I’d follow up on my earlier post about tea tourism with this article I just came across. Luxury Travel Magazine has posted a list of the Top 10 Luxury Hotels for Tea Lovers.



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