Mintokling Guest House
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Na gisteren om 22 uur nog bevestigd te hebben gekregen dat de taxi ons vandaag wel op komt halen zitten we om 8 uur in de lobby van het hotel te wachten. Stipt om 8.30 komt de gids ons ophalen om ons naar de airport te brengen. Delhi ziet er wel iets beter uit overdag maar het is nog steeds niet om over naar huis te schrijven. In driekwartier …
There is much comfort in high hills,
and a great easing of the heart.
We look upon them,
and our nature fills with loftier images
from their life apart.
They set our feet on curves of freedom,
bent to snap the circles of our discontent.
Mountains are …
Tuesday 11 Oct Gangtok (Sikkim, India)
In 1835 the British bribed Sikkim's chogyal (King) to cede Darjeeling to the East India Company. Tibet, which regarded Sikkim as a vassal state, raised strong objections, and there were tensions between them for many years. Sikkim’s last chogyal ruled from 1963 to 1975, when the Indian …
... many times for photos of scenery, monkeys, locals going about their daily lives, and also to explain to mum (while I slept) about the different plants, eg the broom tree that they use for making brooms.
In South Sikkim we visited places near Namchi, including Temi Tea Estate, Sikkim's "most important and only tea estate" (we just had a quick look there) as well as Samdruptse hill, which is home to the world's largest statue of Buddhist Padmasambhava, ...
... gear changes to seem normal.
Upon sourcing a place we could temporarily call home, we celebrated with a stroll through Darjeeling. The road we chose exhibited our breath-taking first views of the Himalayas. Naturally, Sod reared his ugly head as I did not take my camera and the view was never that good again during our stay. On our walk back into the centre of town we came by a few crowded gazebos with loud Nepali music coming from within. We were ushered inside ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free parking
We highly recomend the Mintokling guest house, 5 stars for service & comfort, gorgeous envirnoment and lovely guests too.
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