Travel Blogs from Samdrup Jongkhar
... in one of the town's overpriced hotels & each had a plate of incredibly bland veggie fried rice. Twenty minutes before 3 we walked back over to the train station. It was a madhouse. The four lines were all 25 deep. Some dude behind us kept trying to talk to me, but I couldn't understand. Finally, we figured out that he was saying, "Ladies first." Apparently that is more than just a saying in India, as he told Kelly to jump the line. She ...
... in this dusty waiting room, we were told the system was down so we should return around closing & our money would be ready.
Around 4 we returned (because banks are only open from 10 to 4) & were told that the name on the form my Dad filled out didn't match my ID. If my Dad fixed this, we could come back tomorrow for the money.
At this point I should mention that Guwahati is a truly terrible city full of dust, heat, & not much else. Everything is ...
... the mountain range in the distance and the almost deserted airport except for another plane and just our group. This is my dream come true!
My heart beat fast but my mind slow down to come in sync with slow pace Bhutan.
A big billboard depicting their Majesties the King and Queen of Bhutan greets every guest who walks past by to the Bhutan style building. Walking through the ...
We took a shared taxi back to Guwahati. We hopped into a tuk tuk, got dropped off at a random spot, & conveniently a taxi was waiting behind us. We drove around in circles finding more people to pick up.
We eventually filled up the car & headed out. We got dropped off in Guwahati & walked around looking for a room. It was a Saturday, so maybe we should have planned accordingly, but ...
Now 13 strong, we headed off to the Bhutanese border. Along the way we stopped at a small village market. Within moments we attracted a large crowd of onlookers who were very curious about from where we came. It was a matter of dueling cameras. They took pictures of us while we took ones of them.
Just before crossing into Bhutan, we stopped to have a box lunch among the tea plants. Assam, the state we were in, is known for its tea. The women, always women, ...
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