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A beautiful environment, comfortable and great fresh organic food and sublime orchids everywhere.
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It's hard to beat breakfast with such stunning mountain views, but we were fortunate to retain these views throughout the entire day. It was one of those days, clichéd as it is, where the journey was far more important than the destination. It took us approximately 8 hours to travel about 100 kilometres through alpine scenery, narrow, cliff hanging …
... drinking a beer, they drink like crazy here and there are a lot of shops for alcohol because the SIKKIM is duty free and beer and brandy cost very little.I had dinner again with chicken dumplings and then I got myself a ponch with brandy and hot water, since I was all sweaty after the long walk.Then I found an internet cafe 'and here I am.I am going to spend 12 days in SIKKIM South, before returning to Calcutta, where I have a flight to Kuala Lumpur on February 17th.See you ...
... pool beckons longingly at children who can splash about, while the exhibition centre also doubles as a cafeteria. Designated fishing spots along the stream further offer visitors a chance to dwell over life matters while waiting for a bite of the local trout.
RUMTEK MONASTERY - Gangtok
Originally built by the 9th Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje in 16th century, Rumtek served as the main seat of the Karma Kagyu lineage ...
... to India, and only became a State of India in 1975. Access to Sikkim is restricted, and while we were able to obtain permits at the border to enter Sikkim, our permits were only valid for some parts of Sikkim. There are permits available for some other parts of the state as well, but there are other places that we just cannot go to. Some nationalities are even more restricted than us, even just on getting into Sikkim at all.
The differences between Sikkim ...
... for the American market. Mmmm, yummy! I think I’ve just become a tea snob.
The tea shop owner invited us to partake in a tea tasting. Apparently, tasting tea is a bit like tasting wine in that the extra container on the table is for spitting out the samples after they’ve been tasted. We didn’t know that. Instead, we drank all eight samples in quick succession, resulting in the biggest caffeine buzz of the entire ...