Hotel White Mountain
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... one dish was too spicy. The spinach soup was humdrum.
Afterwards we got our train tickets booked for our trip from NJP, West Bengal to Guwhatti, Assam on the 7th of November. and Dave transferred the Arunachal Pradesh permit fee of $100 per person. We immediately received an email with permit attachment of which we have to print 20 copies. The permit process can take up to four days took more like 20 minutes. We felt we got a lot ...
... there are a number of new hydroelectric projects underway in the Sikkim. We drove past one immense dam under construction (Chungthang) where the fast flowing river was diverted through tunnels blasted through the mountains to a location about 15 km away. This work has been very controversial because of the significant hydrological and ecological impacts. Despite a a 2006 Supreme Court order, all development projects within 10 km of national parks and sanctuaries must ...
... for around £1.50! Bargain! After dinner we found an Internet cafe and caught up with the world. Then we visited joeys pub again for a couple of tubourgs and to watch the cricket! It was a lot busier in there tonight so we left around 9:45. Arriving back at our hotel we got the obligatory disapproving look from the night porter and went back to the worst room we have stayed in whilst travelling ...
... which served us up a new dining experience! Between us, we had Ready-brek with butter, cheese and hot milk (aka tsampa), a sort of fried or steamed cross-between wantons and ravioli with lots of different fillings (aka momos) and soups galore (really filling ones).
Darjeeling was shaping up to be the best so far.
Day 7 Thursday - Darjeeling
Our first full day was largely spent shopping preceded by a long trek to the zoo which was ... um ... closed. So ...
... The rivers were the color of jade, which I assume is from lime deposits or some other mineral. Along the way we continued to descend out of the mountains and down into the valley, passing monkeys and bamboo forest along the way. After some more driving, we came to the Sikkim border where we had to show our permit and get checked in. Since Sikkim is contested territory, they take extra precautions, but the check in process was simple and painless. After we crossed the border, ...