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... a corner at the same time and the truck ended up on an angle which made us feel slightly uncomfortable, our driver let him move as if he rolled over in front of us, goodbye flight. At one stage, our guide told us we had 60 kms to go, almost 3 hours later we reached our destination, that will give you some indication of the roads or what is left of them.
Flight was from Bagdogra to Delhi and then to Amritsar arriving at 10 pm.
... does the Christmas season begin for villagers in the remote regions of India? The day after Thanksgiving? If so, is there a Black Friday during which the villagers shop 'till they drop?
2) How does the Easter Bunny rank relative to Jesus and Santa? Is he a deity too? If so, would one leave eggs as offerings at the Easter Bunny shrine? Or does he already have enough from other ...
... had a large Santa lit up on the outside and had decorated everything nicely inside.
They were selling Christmas cakes, chocolate snowmen and nice pastries, all of which we bought for a buffet dinner back at the hotel.
When we got back Annabelle managed to have a long chat with Joanne on Skype and Chris finally had a shave as he was worried that Father Christmas would no longer recognise him on the big day.
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Sat 10th I walked down to the Snow Leopard Breeding Centre, which was closed to visitors. I then back-tracked to the Himalayan Zoological Park and Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. The Institute was where Tenzing Norgay worked post Everest, and had interesting displays on the Himalaya and on mountaineering in them. The Zoo was the highest in the world, and concentrated mainly on local species. The Breeding Centre was a ...
... altitude to reach them. So we reach this one, a replica of Tibetan architecture, I don’t really feel any strong feeling of the spirit tho I do have a soft spot for Buddhism. We question a monk as to why the Dalai Lama did not visit the Monastery whilst he was in Gangtok. He starts to explain in whispers but the Indians arrive and he is silenced. Later we are told that India is paranoid of upsetting China, we also hear that ...
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