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We caught the jeeps to Gangtok in Sikkim for 4 nights. Sikkim is a little shard of India which sticks up between Tibet and Nepal. It does not really want to be part of India, therefore there is sometimes trouble around Independence Day, which is 15 August. We were therefore lucky to go there.
The first thing we had to do was get permits to enter Sikkim and get another stamp in our passports. Everyone was quite excited about this... I was ...
... It was clear, and tasted pretty foul to be honest. It was made from wheat and was very cold as it had been left outside. I decided it would do better justice warmed up so waved it over the fire. I was right, like I like my scotch, room temperature made it all the more bearable. Gent and I shared a few cups whilst waiting for dinner. There are a few things to note here which will be a constant throughout our trek. 1 - Nepalese clearly aren't one for comfort, don't get me wrong, ...
Next day was an official day off! We got up late, just in time to catch breakfast in the hotel (it was included...you can't waste it can you!), wandered round the town (not so pretty in daylight!), planned our next moves, blogged, and watched TV (footy, movies and Burn Notice...this programme always seems to be on telly here and we fall asleep to it regularly!).
Like our 'homestay', Darjeeling is something of an anomaly. It's fairly small ...
... We chatted briefly and then he was off to some time in south Indian islands. I have no doubt his back will recover nicely on a warm sandy beach. We cruised through the ticketing process and headed through security. Unfortunately for me, there. Was some confusion with their "paddle" system of reclaiming your items from scan and they took my wallet and my phone. They wouldn't even speak to me nor let me prove that it was my stuff. I became increasingly concerned because ...
... no outside window and therefore no airflow, they weren't any drier even after two days. One of the guest house managers, a young man, came to my room to change my tv and I tried explaining to him that my knickers weren't drying, and asked if there a rooftop I could hang a washing line on. He just looked very embarrassed, clearly not understanding me at all, and it dawned on me he thought I was just showing him my knickers...
Of course I drank an awful lot of tea ...