Hotel Tashi Delek
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... jeeps filled to the brim with Indian tourists and, when we finally arrived at point zero, it was like a big snow party. Small tables set out by the backs of trucks sold hot and cold drinks. They rented rubber boots and scarves and mittens. For many I'm sure, it was first time they had seen snow. A trail curving along ...
... all huddled together to share body heat!! However when the sun begun to rise everyone was so squashed in we were soon warm enough! After many kodak moments the sun was up and we headed back down the windy broken road to the hotel for some breakfast. We then headed back to bed! In the afternoon we planned to have some afternoon tea at a posh hotel...but when we'd arrived they were expecting a private party and wouldn't grant us entry! So we ended up in a basement bar with ...
... many times for photos of scenery, monkeys, locals going about their daily lives, and also to explain to mum (while I slept) about the different plants, eg the broom tree that they use for making brooms.
In South Sikkim we visited places near Namchi, including Temi Tea Estate, Sikkim's "most important and only tea estate" (we just had a quick look there) as well as Samdruptse hill, which is home to the world's largest statue of Buddhist Padmasambhava, ...
... for our three weeks in Nepal. We also tried to book our flight from Kathmandu to Bangkok as this is essential for us to get an entry visa for Nepal. In the evening we got some more noodle soup and then went back to our room and watched the cricket and played pub quiz on my ...
There are shrines erected to honor Santa, and the villagers make offerings of coconut and fresh flowers to show their respect. During the Christmas season, village elders wear red hats rimmed with white in homage to Santa, the Savior.
Jayshree was unclear on a few key points, which I will be sure to ask her about when she visits the US next year: