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... cheap Sikkim beer so as the evening approached we decided to have a drink. It felt a bit strange drinking while the villagers passed by and I wondered what they thought of two woman like us smoking away and drinking. As the evening drew in our guide joined us for a drink and we all had dinner together which was nice. Our guide was nice but clearly does not drink a lot as gets merry a lot quicker than us. He told us quiet a bit about his life and his family etc. We had ...
... The temple not only serves as a pilgrimage centre but also a major tourist destination within the immediate periphery of other famous pilgrimage centre like Statue of Guru Rimpoche at Samdruptse and Chardhaam complex.
After that our driver dropped us at Siliguri at around 9,00 pm. We checked in hotel "Hotel Central Plaza" and geared up to get ready to catch our flight for Delhi tomorrow morning.
Sikkim journey ...
... the path. A monk had died so his relics were in the stupa. The stupa has four sides facing 4 of the elements - different colors are associated with different elements and, in Buddhist temples, with four manifestations of Buddha. Alongside the stupa there was a fireplace to burn incense. A Buddhist will walk three times clockwise around the stupa.
After walking a short bit along a wooded path, we arrived at the lake which has a lot of holy fish - ...
The experience that Darjeeling was to offer was like being in a different country from what I had experienced in both Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Culturally, climatically and physically it was a polar opposite from what I had seen in the last two months.
I arrived with Joe and Rachael at New Jalpaiguri station on the Bengali plains at the foot of the Himalayas. We had endured another fraught train journey, with a four hour delay at ...
... shouldn't have been a great problem as it wasn't cold, 5-10 degrees and there was a clear track up the middle of the road but it became a ****wits bonanza as drivers refused to cooperate with each other, a few cars broke down and those cars with no tread became immobile. All this was punctuated by locals getting ****** and causing havoc up and down the road!
Worse was to come; eventually the army came to help! This they did by driving a Jeep slowly down one side of the road, ...