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... at a monastery which is a branch of Tibetan Buddhism. It is a major ceremony here happening only twice a year.
Travelling here is either hot in the valley floors or coolish in the major towns situated about the height of Mt Ngaruahoe.
Tomorrow is our last day in Sikkim before we enter Bhutan.
Alls well. Having a fantastic ...
... is that during home stay, visitors can learn the local language- Nepali and also learn how to cook local specialties of the different ethnic groups. For example, when staying with a Bhutia family, they can learn how to prepare Khabjey and Salroti from a Nepali family. Visitors can also take part in agricultural activities like kitchen gardening. They get to enjoy sumptuous meals prepared by the locals and they can also learn about ...
... cross stitch design, would have loved a cushion over made like that but they don't make them, oh well saved some money.
Were dropped off at the town market mall and managed to find our way home o the hotel.
9 October - Gangtok to Amritsar
Early departure today as we have to be in Bagdogra for our flight to Amritsar mid afternoon and with the condition of the roads, we can't cut it fine. Passports again stamped when leaving Sikkim. ...
... our journey up, was the scenic toy train that ran up to Darjeeling from the plains, snaked across and along the highway up! I noticed there were no level crossings and the train tracks just seemed to cross randomly even on sharp blind corners. So god help us and anyone when that train is coming either up or down, as its a game of dodge the train with a shear drop on the other side just to add to the fun!! Saying that we did actually pass the train up but it was ...
... he wasn't so keen and a black tea Highland (1st flush) I wonder why?? I tried Gopaldhara (1st flush) which was a black tea and white silver bullet (pussimbing) which was a white tea (I'd never even heard of white tea) and came in a champagne glass.
We spend the afternoon just walking and headed to Lunar restaurant for dinner and tried dosa's, which are lentil flour filled pancakes. I had masala dosa and Craig had paneer ...