Hotel Golden Pagoda
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... We risked the frontal crash in a curve with a car that we dodged for a few millimeters.The monastery is interesting and colourful, there are two main huge buildings, one with the prayer hall and the other that guests a golden stupa. I labored to find a way to return to Gangtok as to go there are plenty of jeeps, for only 0.70 euro, but to return, perhaps after 2 pm there was any, so I had to take two taxis, spending just two Euros in all over.Again in my hotel room, I ...
... the jeep ride was fine and not to squashed plus an old man gave us an orange each that tasted good. We arrived at New Jalpaguri and boarded our train eventually. Soon after boarding the meals on wheels guys bought around food. Then they bought around more food and the food just kept coming. We had been told that this company includes food in the ticket price but it was an incredible amount of food. Then we both came over incredible tired. I was so tired I fell asleep at 6.30 and kirsty woke me up at 7 for soup and then I went straight back to ...
... we will see!
After all the window shopping, we had a lite bite which consisted of a Indian style veggie slice, a banana and walnut cake finished with a coffee each! It was delicious and the banana and walnut cake was 2nd best only to Martin Tuner's walnut and banana cake! Such delicious stuff is banana and walnut cake!
Apologise for the essay i will wrap it up now, dont want to bore you with Darjeeling! Will update the blog soonish.
Cheers Jack and ...
... disappointment, there was still plenty for us to see around Gangtok.
We started with the Flower Exhibition (a seemingly permanent establishment), which had some nice orchids but was generally pretty uninteresting, and across the road was White Hall, which seems to be famous only because it was built by the British, but is otherwise just a big white building.
Enchey Monastery was our next visit, which is a very big monastery, with buddhist flags ...
... with the road. It's quite spectacular from an engineering perspective. I wasn't able to get a good picture, but there are a few on Google Images in case you're interested. (search for "Toy Train Bataska Loop Darjeeling")
In addition to being a tourist attraction, the Toy Train is used by locals for transportation between 13 villages along the 48 miles of track that run from Siliguri to Darjeeling. We (and by "we" I mean ...