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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 ...
... little convenience shops but there were a lot more large concrete strips where the shops sat in. As we passed through the towns we could see that the ethnicity has started the change. The majority of people living in these areas had the Asian style or "Mong-go-lin" as we later learned is the official name. it was quite clear that there was a lot of Nepalese influence here. Shops were selling the more recognisable Nepalese style ponchos, vests, scarfs and jumpers with ...
... of putting the extra bed in the room with 2 beds, they put it in the room with 1 large bed, which was unacceptable. However, the room with 2 beds really wasn't large enough to accommodate the third bed. Katherine decided to get her own room for the remaining 4 nights, so it all worked out OK. But, I should have been notified about this at the time of booking, when I emphasized the need for a room large enough for 3 people in 3 separate beds.
The primary reason I booked this ...
... train is fully booked and you want a different one you need to fill in a new form and start the whole process again. People don't really understand about queueing in India so you have to be quite bolshy which is not in our polite English nature. I bet it can get really crazy at big stations if it was a long queue it would be terribly frustrating! While we were there we also booked tickets for a "joy ride" on the Toy Train which just goes to Ghoom and back since ...
... 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 ...