Hotel Tashi Delek
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... one since we were only three people. Its 1Night stay at Lachung. That will cover the entire journey and Yamthang valley visit.
So its like this:
1. We start from Gangtok at around 11AM and reach Lachung at around 6PM.
2. Stay the night at Lachung.
3. Move to Yamthang Valley at 7AM and return to Lachung by 1PM.
4. Have lunch at Lachung and head back to Gangtok at 2PM.
Now, my question was, the entire journey was in ...
... for the lounge on the 4th floor, and it was amazing and everything I imagined it to be. It is outfitted with tables for eating, wicker furniture for lounging, and a lovely fireplace. There is a bar and a small kitchen, where breakfast is prepared every morning. For dinners, they bring food from their other hotel. Everything was presented on nice dishes, etc., just as it would have been if it had been prepared on site. There was no air of "takeout food" to it at all.
... an immaculate factory working some of the later harvests of the season. Once again we were treated to an up close and personal tour of the facility which for us was a particular treat. Deb and I have been selling tea for close to 14 years and have researched the product intensively, however seeing the production with our own eyes proved to be particularly moving. After viewing the factory we were invited to see the fields and meet some of the pickers. After, ...
... of the the British raj are here on the hills of course, a legacy of architecture with security gates. We also visited the Tibetian refugee camp which is a self help centre. Lots of handicraft and carpet weaving, wool and knitting. We visited the exhibition and was moved by the straight talk by the Tibetans regarding their dispossession. It was a sad reminder of China and its hold over these people. we meet many tibetans living in Sikkim and Darjeeling.
... or what I like to call my drive by shooting of the road around us.
The cliffs had much work going on from the earthquake with both men and women working to repair and enlarge the roads working bear foot, with sandals, dhouti( for men a draped skirt tied at the waist) women much of the same with a blouse. This is really what I call men and women power lolol. With 1.5 billion people living in India there is not shortage of those who work or need work so ...
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