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Travel Blogs from Gangtok
Left Siliguri and headed to Gangtok ( in the state of Sikkim - India's smallest state). Went by local bus - winding its way up though the river valleys and into the mountains. A sort of scary ride due to the speed they think they can drive on what are one way roads around lots of corners - and with a few big drops down to the rivers below. They …
... to have been guests. Later we ask our guides if they would like to give other westerners the same experience. They declined because it was in its infancy but show us the traditional restaurant that they are building. Renzing and Bem employed the same stone mason who built the stupa at the sacred lake and one can see the quality of his craft. We ask where we might seek a prayer for a charm piece we have purchased at a curio shop in Gantok. The uncle who is a retired monk offers his ...
... thing liked making a big entrance.
As we said, Kurseong is a noisy place, but you don't know loud till you've heard the Darjeeling toy train. Upon arrival it drowned out every other sound with a series of unnecessarily loud and long blows from what can only be described as its whistlehorn. Thankfully it shut up when it stopped moving.
We climbed aboard and leisured in our spacious seats. ...
... 1500;מיני 92;ם. ההודי 01;, שראינ 93; עד עכשיו, תפוחי 01; ומרופ 91;ים. האוכל המטוג 03; והכמו 14; הגדול 92; ...
... Very nice coffees, good solid interpretation of Chinese food and quite tasty Indian food. We celebrated New Years at around 7.30pm.
Later in the evening the Ravanglians celebrated New Years by letting off crackers. The night was the coldest yet. To date, I haven't slept in my sleeping bag. I have used the sleeping bag as a sheet. All of Jenny's new gear has passed the test. So we have bought well.
Tomorrow is first day of 2011 and we are starting our "project".
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