Hotel Newa Regency
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... br> Our hotel has a Tibet theme again, I asked Teresa whether she was doing it on purpose, but apparently not. It was OK, and has hot water which was nice :-)
The first afternoon I just slept to get over the bug, it is a 24 hour thing and a few of us have had it now. Luke went wandering and decided he liked Gangtok a lot better than Darjeeling.
The next day I was feeling a lot better and we went wandering, first off we found a good coffee shop! ...
... seen us fly over to the North West of the country. We flew into a town called Bagdogra which has a very very basic airport, simply straight in get your bags and out you go I suppose! The flight in was fairly smooth with just a small amount of turbulance which is expected. And after a perfect landing, so smooth, we zipped through the airport with no problems. Our bags were pretty much waiting for us on the one of two luggage carousels as we got there. All we had to ...
One of the stories Jayshree told us had to do with missionaries introducing Christianity to India's tribal people. Apparently the villagers were easy to convert in exchange for food, but didn't entirely grasp the minutiae of the gospel.
The missionaries weren't interested in living among the village people, so they left literature behind instead... which was useless because most of ...
It was just another example of Indian men specifically North Indian men that are plain rude. Maybe the fact Annabelle was female made the situation worse, who knows! So after that little charade we got back into bed and listened as he banged and crashed around his room particularly loudly just to prove a point. Ah well! We had really enjoyed Christmas in Darjeeling but could not wait to get to the much warmer Kuala Lumpur for New ...
... of the current (17th) Karmapa - spiritual leader. The monastery is a replica of the Tibetan Tsurphu Monastery destroyed during China's Cultural Revolution. The current Karmapa has yet to visit the Monastery, and hence be crowned with the Black Hat - the Indian authorities have refused him permission to visit (in order to placate China, who dispute India's right to Sikkim), and so he has lived at Dharamsala (home to the Dalai Lama) since fleeing ...