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... or wood or other hard materials. After the museum, we walked up a very steep hill to the monastery complex in the center of which was a large white stupa. There were prayer wheels on 4 sides of the stupa and I spun some on two sides of the square. Gilly spun them all and she said her arms hurt at the end.
Gangtok appears to be a quite large city with lots of high rise buildings. Of course, it is built on slopes of the mountains and ...
... UK as everywhere was so lush and green :).
On our final day we visited the Happy Valley Tea Estate. The mist had eased off slightly so we were able to see across the valley for a short spell which was nice, the sun was even shining! It was great watching all the tea ladies picking the tea. We went into the factory and were shown around for free by a really nice guy. Was really interesting seeing the process from start to finish.
Worth mentioning some of ...
... quoted after all.
"I drive you Darjeeling to Siliguri, and my brother drives you Siliguri to Varanasi". Pema assured Leslie his brother was also a good driver and that the other details of the trip would remain the same. "Brother has permits”, he said. “Good driver… safe trip!” Another selling point was that splitting the distance between two drivers would mean the person behind the wheel at any given moment would be less fatigued. We ...
... 09/11 in Sikkim. What are the chances of that, you actuaries?
Tibetan Buddhism is ripe here in Sikkim. All sorts of hats here. Red, Black, Yellow. Very famous monastery here - the Rumtek monastery. This is a replica of the original Kagyurpa monastery in Tibet, and was built in 1960. This place is so important, you've got Indo-Tibetan guards everywhere. Behind the monastery is an institute of Buddhist studies ...
It was a rat race to the Kolkata Something Dum Dum airport. With just over an hours drive, I found myself observing and laughing at the way people drive here - and it's probably the same everywhere! Picture a game of cups. The one where you have a bean under one of them and then begin to move the cups around trying the confuse the guesser - left, right, right, left, left, left, right! That's how the cars move on the roads here! It's hilarious. There's ...