Hotel Gangtok Inn
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... saint of Sikkim. We also went to a place called Solophok Pilgrim Centre, which we nicknamed "TempleLand" because it had so many different and brightly coloured temples on the one location - it seems as though you can go there for a worship marathon! Unfortunately we had to rush a bit through TempleLand because Prakash only gave us an hour to see it all and its quite large and fascinating.
Just after we crossed the border out of Sikkim, Prakash passed ...
... It seems he didn't actually have the permits required to drive us all the way to Varanasi, but would be more than happy to purchase the required documents for an additional 4,000 rupees ($80).
No, Leslie told him, that wasn't acceptable. We could get a cheaper price by contracting with the hotel. The hotel drivers already had the permits required to travel the whole distance without charging any extra. Pema back pedaled. Apparently he could do it for the ...
... peek a part of the Himalayan ranges in Nepal. Speaking of Nepal, the majority of folks here are Nepalese. In fact, there's an ongoing process for the Darjeeling area to be in its own state (rather than West Bengal) - Gorkhaland! Dum dum dummmmm.. Momos is the local delicacy. Pretty much dim sum but larger and chunkier. We also had a chance to drink the tea that's found in the Buckingham Palace kitchens - this being sourced from the Margaret Hope tea ...
... missing my healthy food a little too much. We went to Observatory Hill for some great views and came across some pretty intelligent monkeys along the way, I find them so fascinating to watch. We then went to the lovely Windemere Hotel to enjoy some high tea, yum the best scones with jam and cream, this place was so lovely, wish we had of stayed here although super expensive.
The Himalayan views are a big attraction in Darjeeling. The skyline is dominated ...
... find them in the waiting room of the intermediate station of the aerial ropeway. Last night we were told we’d be getting the ropeway back in the afternoon, but the plan had subsequently changed, but we hadn’t been told. We are now catching the ropeway to get to the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. There seemed to be a lot of people waiting, but after climbing the stairs because there is no electricity for the lift, we wait until the cable car does ...
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