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Travel Blogs from Gangtok
... time. Cows are sacred here however they are milked and the red meat in the butchers is ox.
Have now arrived at Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. Seems to be a very busy city.
8 October -Gangtok
Woke up to a beautiful sunny day with three peaks of the Himalayans peeping over the local mountain. Our guide said one was Mt Kenchenjunga. Firstly we travelled down this mountain and up another mountain to visit a Monastery run by the Black Hats ...
... with a little flat ground perhaps?
Picture Lombard Street in San Francisco... only steeper... and it goes on like that for as far as the eye can see. Now envision multi-story houses constructed in the absence of any building codes. Toss in an array of beautiful ...
... to people houses that you could pat the dog or take the washing off the line on the way. In most places, I could walk faster. At one time I looked out the window and could not see any road just the sheer drop down the never ending valley, not my favourite sight.
The flowers here are similar to ours but the Begonias grow to enormous flowers that resemble roses. There are also Salvia, Camelias, and Snapdragons in pots.
... joy ride ticket which was a 2 hour steam powered return journey to Ghoom.
The Train was only pulling two small carriages and we had seats number 1 & 2 and although they were not next to each other, it meant that we had a great view out of both sides of the train. We immediately met up with a couple from California and started chatting to them all about our mutual Indian experiences.
... disconnect between rhetoric and reality in this nature- conservation zone. This state in the Indian Union is ear marked by national government to produce mega tonnes of energy for the whole of India which is growing at a rapid pace. That is a big call!
We move back to our favorite guesthouse and wander the streets again eating the local foods. We have yet to see the sun and the clouds have enveloped us since we left Bengal. ...
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