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... left at 8.30, not at the advertised 8.00 a.m (Indian timings again) and we pulled out of the station and along the road to Ghom. As per the film we saw last night the train tracks and the road run together for much of the journey. The train driver embraced the whole driving on an Indian road thing whole-heartedly and sounded the whistle of the locomotive every 2 or 3 seconds ...
... the sun came up and finally glistensed off the snow caps. We were able to see the mountains of Bhutan, Tibet, Nepal and India all from this one spot. I had never imagined standing here with Vanessa and taking in such a spectacular sight.
And then we were off down the mountain again, visiting Ghoom Monastery and making our way back to breakfast. But the views of Katchenjunga (the name of the peak) continued all day. We had views from our breakfast lounge, from ...
... some dried figs energy bars and chocolate and horse snacks (snacks for the horse not snacks made of horse). We then sat down for a while and refined our movements to India plan. We were suppose to be leaving to go trekking tomorrow but there was a last minute change of plans due to having problems getting my horse to the start line. This bummed a little and I suspected was a lie but what can you do. It meant we would have less relaxing time after we returned before we ...
... observation point a few miles outside of town. Getting up at 4:00 to watch a sunrise is never really my thing, but here we got to do it with about 500 of our closest Indian friends after navigating a traffic jam of SUVs that got them all their for a view that at a few times emerged from the fog. I'm quite over highly popular viewpoints and prefer my solitude.
Then the bike stutters more and more and I realize that what is wrong with the fuel supply. Plenty of petrol I have, as I have previously fueled. I think in order to solve the problem, but find nothing. After a few kilometers, it then stops completely. It's already late and I 'm not a good mood because I have no idea how to get at the moment further and see if I can solve the problem.