Elgin Nor-Khill Gangtok
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... around. Gangtok seems to be spread across the hills with a main street lasting forever. We got out where it seemed pretty central and walked around the mall. We were pounced on again by some Indians that wanted their pictures taken with us which turned into a bit of a photo call as others latched on, I said they could take one with our camera, didn't see why we should miss out. We stopped and had a coffee and ended up ...
... was showing off for the crowd, walking back & forth, sitting on his back side, & showing off the beautiful golden stripe across its chest.
We started up the hill on the other side. There were different types of deer, goats, & yak. One of the deer species are estimated at 15 million years old, & their head actually splits at the top, & at the end their little horns pop out. They are the oldest known deer species in the world.
... a while to get there. Eventually we reached the last stop and got off to be approached by lots of men wanting to be our porters. We waved them away and set off up the hill towards the Darjeeling Tourist Lodge we had decided to stay at.
We reached the lodge, just next to the Gymkhana , it was getting dark and we were tired , we just wanted to get to a room. They showed us the price list and showed us a room in the annexe. It was okay, they have hot ...
... about 16 of us ) decided to go as a group to mass at the local catholic church. Multiple four wheel drives were organized and set off one after the other . Mark and I were in the last one with Sanjay. A short drive up the dirt tracks through the hills around the estate brought us to the bottom of a steep grassed hill , with no obvious road to the church at the top of it. The 4 wheel drive proceeded to launch itself up the steep incline in the ...
... with chang. Ah chang, the sweet taste that warms the soul and enlivens the mind served in antique bamboo vessels held together with silver bands, the slim bamboo straw draws ones lips towards it repeatedly….later we enter the home and enjoy a simple meal of nettle soup, wild spinach and beef curry served with the renown homemade pickle and the rice they grew, definitely a good crop. We wander through the village and admire the simplicity of life and beauty…We leave ...
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