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... tiles or marbles would be a bit on the chilly side in Winter.
We visited an area called Do Drul Chorten where there one huge stupa and a number of smaller ones. One must walk around them in clockwise motion, the same as when you spin the prayer wheel.
Enchey Monastery, run by the Red Hats, was on top of another steep hill overlooking Gangtok, population 55,000. This Monastery is ancient and again damaged considerably in the 2011 ...
We also got a quote from the hotel in Darjeeling, and since the two bids were similarly priced for the same-sized vehicle, we decided go with Pema because he was a known commodity and because he would be able to take us the entire distance from Darjeeling to Varanasi whereas, due to permitting issues, the hotel’s arrangement would require 2 drivers.
Leslie contacted Pema and worked out the details. For 23,000 rupees ($440), he ...
... as such. In Nairobi, cars tend to make say 5 lanes in a 3-lane highway. What you got here is basically space for cars to get from A to B. The mantra "Horn OK Please" is followed religiously with people sounding their horns if there's a car ahead of them which is slow, if they wish to announce their presence on the road, if they want to overtake, if they want to carry on a conversation that another car started with them, and sometimes I think, just ...
... around 60 different types in total. Upstairs was much more interesting as it was primarily based around both successful and unsuccessful attempts to climb Everest. One chart showed all of the attempted routes that had been taken throughout history and whether they had been successful or not, also who had died trying to reach the top. There were several parts that looked at the history of climbing equipment use in such expeditions and ...
... views of the Mt Khangchendzonga. The state government banned the plastic bag years ago; they aim to convert into a fully organic state by 2015 which is ambitious. The Sikkimese are very welcoming and tourism is the big economy. People speak perfect English in the main with very high 82% literacy rate in this small state; of course there are those that did not go to school. The lingua franca is Nepali and Hindi with lots of mother ...
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