Hotel Golden Pagoda
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... to terms and Dave walked out saying he wanted to check other hotels while I waited with the luggage. Seconds later, a young man came from the back office and asked again what price we needed. We settled on 1500Rs net, without breakfast. How do you get from 2500 to 1500 for excluding breakfast, I asked? That's 1000Rs! A head waggle later, without an answer, we were in our room and happy to be settled. It wasn't that many kilometers today, ...
... where we went wrong! After another 15 minutes up the correct road we finally reached the Peace Pagoda and Japanese Temple. We were met with prayer drums echoing through the misty hills. It was a welcoming sound and was a scenic sight with the lush green vegitation and large tall trees towering over us through the misty hills.
The Japanese Temple is a small temple that was built in a traditional Japanese style in 1972. As you enter the ...
... going for a ride on the cable car but watched the students from the Mountaineering Institute practising their abseiling technique at Tenzing Rock. Brief visit to the Tibetan Refugees Self Help Centre which was haphazard and badly run.
Back at Chowrasta (the Mall) we had a lecture on Darjeeling teas from the man at Nathmulls (tea merchant) and then sampled the variety we had chosen at their cafe. Muffins and tea at Glenary's ...
... at the K2 restaurant.
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BY THE THINGS YOU DIDN'T DO THAN BY THE ONES YOU DID DO
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... and you can still hear the voices of the long ago british empire ringing in the wind. It was if we had stepped back in time, this marvelous hotel was immaculate and articulated with wooden casings through out the hotel. The sun was setting when we arrived so you could just make out the village in the mountains and the setting sun over the mountains, it was magic. Deb and I are convinced that this area must have been the inspiration for the story of Shangri La.