Hotel Saikripa Gangtok
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... the most northern point foreigners are allowed to go, for an additional 3000Rs ($50 split 6 ways) or skip it. Everyone except Doris was enthused to go and she relented.
The terrain became more rugged and barren. Our driver negotiated many more impossibly steep hairpins before our destination. We had ...
... us gum boots on rent (50 bucks each). Once we reached 13000 ft I felt nauseated. I realized that i should not have eaten. Anyways here is where my nausea tablets came handy. After taking one i started feeling better again. We kept on enjoying the natural beauty on the way with eye soothing and soul refreshing effect. On our way we came across a lot of yaks. I remembered a local folk tale which Mr Sharma our homestay owner had ...
... 3 of them were painting the entire temple, and that one was the head guy, in charge of the designs, while the other 2 filled in the colours (we wondered if it was a paint-by-number job).
Since we were unable to see some parts of Sikkim, we left for Darjeeling a little earlier than we otherwise might have, but we maximised the journey there by seeing some of South Sikkim on the way. Of couse, we went with the lovely Prakash, who ...
... 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.
... driver to take us to Siliguri ( about an hour away).
We negotiated a rate 100 rps each - about £1.20 ( yes one punds and twenty pence each).
The man led us the the ' jeep' which wasnt a jeep but a box on wheels with people rammed in there , there was no way we would have fit in let alone our luggage !
We said no and moved on , they said the next jeep was in 1 hours time.
We decided to walk the 500 metres to the Indian border , we ...