Hotel Golden Pagoda

M.G. Marg, Gangtok, Sikkim, 737101, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Gangtok

Heavenly Himalyas #2: Momos, Fiddleheads & Ramen

A travel blog entry by npacadia


... where water was boiled on an LP burner to which a package of the ramen noodles and package spices (like we used to buy when we were in college), fresh onions, some greens (like fiddleheads), and maybe an egg were added. Our initial shock of being offered this meal for the first time, quickly gave way to requests for seconds. Ramen soup at 10,000 + feet in the cold weather never tasted so good. ...

Tea Time!

A travel blog entry by leve-cowles


... oil of bergamot).

Tea quality also depends on leaf size. Loose-leaf tea made from whole leaves is preferable to that made from leaf pieces and stems. Tea dust (the stuff too small to be sold as loose-leaf tea, is packaged and sold as tea bags… and the floor sweepings from the processing center -- along with pencil shavings from the processing center office -- are sold to American tea companies like Lipton and Tetley for use in tea ...

Planes ? Trains ? no just automobiles !

A travel blog entry by gapyearat41


... 15 mins late and on we got after having our rucksacks thrown on the top of the bus. The seats were comfy and recined quite a way back. We had the whole bus stare at us as we took our seats. I know I have to get used to this now as we head more rural.

We had travelled for about 2 hours when the bus stopped , everyone got off , we presumed a toilet stop, which it was , the men went to one side and the women the other , now for me this seemed strange, in ...

Daytrip to Darjeeling

A travel blog entry by nshori


... as peak overseas tourist season as well as Indian holiday time too.

Maya's little word about the zoo-
There was lots of animals like black bears and tigers and the last animal was a leopard and barking deer and spotted deer. There was also a shaggy yak on a rock.We saw a lot of birds like peacocks and parrots .

It was interesting to see some rarer creatures like the cloud and snow leopards and the ...

Queen of the Hills

A travel blog entry by glassbird


... we are engulfed in had allowed us to view the valleys and the mountains.

From my window, as I sit writing, I see the mountains rise above what we would call slums. The contrast of the pure white peaks against the grey unkept buildings reminds me of India with the taste of chai still on my tongue.

We move into a routine, I get up early and sit in the square drinking chai with a variety of men that line the benches around the square. I love watching a ...

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