1.7.13: The Darjeeling (un)Limited

Our first ride on an Indian train begins at the cheery hour of 6 am. We are sharing our cozy cabin with a soon-to-be grandmother, an engineering student and…a tiny mouse! Between the sonorous voices of the Chai men constantly strolling the corridors with their big silver kettles, the clackety-clack of the tracks, the tantalizing scenery (tea plantations!), tasty vegetarian meals, naps, and Satyajit Ray’s Childhood Days, the seven-hour journey (okay, nine-hour journey… yes… there are a few delays….) flies by in a heartbeat. Then a just slightly harrowing 3-hour taxi-ride on the narrowest of roads up up up to the top of the world and here we are at last… Darjeeling: The Queen of Hills!


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Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr travel the world, sharing movies and music with the masses. At home in Los Angeles, they facilitate community screenings and workshops at the Echo Park Film Center, a non-profit media arts organization.

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