Hotel Golden Pagoda
Travel Blogs from Gangtok
... a chance to hang out with the locals, but that young fellow who cut my hair slapped my head around so much I think some fillings came loose. Apparently in Sikkim a head massage is included in the price of a haircut. Not sure what he was doing exactly but the sounds of popping coming from his hands as he slapped my head was hilarious. Deb took a ton of photos and video. Anyhow shopping was done the long drive back to Siliguri had to ...
... century as a cozy boarding house for bachelor English and Scottish tea planters, it had been converted into a hotel just before the outbreak of the Second World War.
We had read that they had a Christmas Day dinner and entertainment available and went to see the organising manager to get an idea of what was involved.
Our timing was a bit off as a wealthy Indian family appeared and jumped in before us so we took ...
... They are not your skin-revealing Bollywood babes but they sure know about dressing and staying elegant. I was impressed.
Sunsets early in the mountains - 5.00 pm was as dark as 10.00 pm and though the roads are still dark, the mountains around have these little white and yellow dots. These come from homes - places in the mountain where there is no motorable roads and people take the narrow, unseen-to-the-city-eyes lanes to their homes, much after ...
... a beer was placed in front of me as we piled into the cozy table. We were joined by two others that regularly frequented the place that couldn’t have been much bigger than 40 square feet.
The appetizer was a small dish of marinated chicken parts covered in a spicy oil, just enough to wet our appetites for the Nepali chicken, mutton, and squash that accompanied later. There was also a fantastic hot chutney, but I saved my super hot ...
started pouring cats and dogs. And that definitely meant snow in upper areas.
Guess we made a good decision. Hopefully!
April 13, 2011
The next morning we started back to Yuksum at 8.00am. It
was a clear sky and did’nt look like it would rain. This time the only difference
being that we had company to trek down:) this little black mountain dog was
there with us throughout ...