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... on the walls, benches for prayer and some hanging things. Our local guide explained the identity of several of the Buddha statues and paintings. One large Buddha was behind a wall. Certain Buddha representations match the sect of Buddhism, e.g., the Yellow Hats have one and the Black Hats another (I think). From there we went to another smaller hall that held photos of the main Tibetan Buddhist leaders - the Dalai Lama, the former and present Black ...
... clearance from the National Board of Wildlife. However, often many such projects have never sought clearance in clear violation of established Indian Laws.
Our visit took place during the busy tourist season – many Indian tourists come to north Sikkim to experience snow for the first time and to view the beautiful alpine wild flowers. There are well over 35 species of wild rhododendron species in Sikkim and most were not yet flowering – it ...
Next day was an official day off! We got up late, just in time to catch breakfast in the hotel (it was included...you can't waste it can you!), wandered round the town (not so pretty in daylight!), planned our next moves, blogged, and watched TV (footy, movies and Burn Notice...this programme always seems to be on telly here and we fall asleep to it regularly!).
Like our 'homestay', Darjeeling is something of an anomaly. It's fairly small ...
... Gangtok is by far the cleanest and most sane place we've seen in India. There are even designated "no honking" zones, which if you've been to India, you know is a big deal because the Indians honk, all the time, at everything. There are actual sidewalks here too, and we even see that there are signs encouraging car smogging and keeping Sikkim Green, which is fantastic. We cruised through the mall, and found the restaurant we were looking for, Taste of Tibet. We came for ...
... I was still sort of fuming about earlier events. When we got into our room, I got snapped at again, and I flipped out. I have no idea what the **** was wrong with me but I got angry and I left the room in a huff. When I tried to calm down, I cold not. I went back to the room and told Traci that I needed to speak to her and she said no because my energy was all off. I threatened that I was going to leave and find my way home. Traci said she would talk to me but that she ...