Hotel Newa Regency
Travel Blogs from Gangtok
... Lots of Gurus and their deciples were explained to us but we have decided Buddism is not for us. A seven-tiered painted wooden structure portraying Guru Rimpoche's Heavenly Palace, 'Santopairi' constructured by a single person is housed on the third floor, interesting.
Fog set in before we arrived at the ruins of Rabdentse.
7 October - Pelling to GangtokAwake at 5.45 am to see the sun shining on the Khangchenjunga Range and what a sight. ...
... door to see if any hotel staff were around (as no answer on the phone). I finally had to pad down the hallway and locate a staff member. Sorry, we have to turn on the pump now - wait 5 minutes. As I was cold and wet they brought up two large buckets of water (one hot and one cold) so I was able to rinse off.
Had good dinner and also a lovely night's sleep as it is nice and cool up ...
... and eat as well…it seemed a little pointless! The afternoon went smoothly though, and while we lost the view we were treated to near silence while we walked; the only sounds were barking deer and cow bells – absolute heaven. We’d only been in India two weeks but I didn’t think the constant noise was ever something I could become accustomed to. We arrived in Phalut to a more pleasant surprise today – it was much nicer than ...
... in Cyprus with his British wife, Aussie couple from Melbourne , whose son lives in Bardon, British school principle ( ? Rugby school ) involved with charitable trust in Kolkata, over doing some charity work and teaching with the street children with his wife and two older kids.
Just before bed the staff come around the table with a clipboard and ask what time you would like ' bed tea' brought to your room in the morning !!! Good night .
... to converse with an Indian I could feel was like minded and how 40 years ago I seemed to see most of them as naive and never developed any relationships other than with the Indian family I stayed with. Shai is the former Director of Greenpeace in SE Asia and is a photo journalist. Now he is on a personal mission by helping the Lepchas create a campaign to reduce the number of hydro dams to be built in North Sikkim, which is ...
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