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Travel Blogs from Gangtok
... as they say. Washouts galore and waterfalls everywhere. Lots of locals wash their cars at any place where water is falling onto the road and we just happened to drive past one vehicle when that person threw a bucket of water over their car and our guide had his window opened, the rest is history.
Kenchenjunga Falls was a welcomed stop as these powerful falls are named after that mountain and the water was coming from the glacier.
We seemed ...
... amp; it was the last we were to see of them.
We rested for a bit & went a short way down the street to a restaurant we had walked by. It was empty when we walked by the first time, but it was now almost 2 o'clock & packed. For some reason Indians eat very late lunches, we've noticed. After the owner figured out how to reach us we ordered three different dishes & some bread to dip in them. This seemed to put a wrench in their plans. ...
... I could manage to keep going, but of course we made it, and the path steadied out for another few kilometres…merely to prepare us for yet another climb. This time it was 4km and it felt never ending. By now we’d already walked 17, and the end couldn’t come quickly enough for me. The lactic acid was seriously burning, and the ground underfoot was so uneven with unsteady rocks that you had to concentrate hard to keep your ...
... to work with the local police to encourage them to stop beating the streetkids.The principle's adult son had been over helping tour the railway stations to talk to the children and doing some teaching himself. They have had some successes however need to plan for the next stage as after spending some years with the charity and completing their schooling the kids then need help with employment and even life skills and are a bit lost without the charity.
... positive change. We hear a lot of things about how he sees India today.
The Hidden forest overlooks the valley of Gangtok for as far as the eye can see, its covered in haze but the sun pops through and our photo journalist friend pulls out his camera and shoots the side of the mountain where there is heaps of tall concrete multi storey housing and hotels. He calls them the slums of Gangtok. We get out ...
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