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... brass ones. On the walls there were a series of large paintings on cloth - I am wondering if these are the thankas. The museum also contained musical instruments and other objects used in the rituals, especially the special Tibetan tantric riturals. I saw a pair of skull bowls but I am not sure they were actually from skulls. There were a number of bells too. My favorite exhibit was that of the various manuscripts and written materials - some ...
... us up. Gent had said he felt a bit fluey- hot and cold together but once we had got some food in us along with a cup of tea and some hot water (they drink hot water quite a lot and actually it's most pleasant) we felt much better. Niraj ordered a second helping of dinner AND finished of gents. He doesn't eat much during the day or drink a drop- he's like a camel! But Jesus that boy can eat some rice! We headed back to our digs, wrapped up and went to sleep. Again it must have only been about ...
... some great places!
We arrived in Darjeeling late evening and after a tuc-tuc driver asked for 200 rupees for the 800m journey to our hotel we decided to walk, that would show him! With only a vague idea of the route to our hotel from the Jeep drop off, we set off through this town full of steep and winding roads. Bearing in mind we were fully laden (25kg+ each) it would be a good idea to take the shortest route.Luckily a couple of very helpful locals ...
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Other than drinking tea and drinking in the views (which had routinely disappeared by mid-morning as the clouds rolled in) there wasn’t too much to do in Darjeeling, so we consulted the Lonely Planet for ideas and were somehow sold the idea of the Zoological Park. The walk there was gorgeous; it took us away from the traffic and we found the peaceful Darjeeling we’d hoped for. Then we got to the zoo. ...
... to the original story- there's loads of land slides here and so the road to the north of the country is broken and the Indian army is currently building a new one! So unfortunately no glacier exploring for us :-(
Some rather coincidental news. There was an earthquake in Sikkim on 18/09/12 measuring 4.2 on richter. Quite weak I suppose but this created so much wide-spread panic! Why? There was also a severe earthquake ...