Orange Village Resort
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... was used by visiting nurses and health workers for midwifery, innoculation and health education. The area has high levels of childhood vaccination. This is the sort of work undertaken by our guide’s wife, the first guide we have had with a wife employed outside of the home. Many more women are visible in the community in this part of India (Sikkim), with a range of Indian, Nepalese and western dress adopted.
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... an altitude of 8838 ft. Lachen is the base for tours to Gurudongmar lake and Chopta Valley. There is a large military base at Lachen.. The nameLachen means "big pass". Oh, forgot to mention that an annual yak race, the Thangu is held here in summer. So , if you plan to go in summer don’t miss on that.
On reaching Lachen we found out that our hotel was not good. There was no power and the hotel had no generator. So ...
... amazing guide--and boarded Air India for the two-hour flight to Delhi. (Decorations for Holi, the Festival of Colors, were being displayed in the airport, and we lamented being unable to stay to witness this exciting event!) Our next flight to Frankfort was scheduled to depart in ten hours, and a sleeping room at the airport seemed a super idea! At 3:00am we left Delhi aboard our Lufthansa 747 ...
... from Ghum. This was a "45 minute walk" that took three hours! But it was beautiful, and we saw villages and countryside that we would not normally have seen. Back at Darjeeling we paused for tea and a monsoon rain begain pouring from the clouds. Hail beat down on the tin roof and sounded like a freight ...
... and even some sport, and had a pretty good Tibetan style meal in the restaurant. It was so cold once the sun had gone down that Kate had to put her down jacket on! Tomorrow our main goal is to book some train tickets half way across the north of India to Varanasi, there's no way we're taking the bus, it's over a 600km.
Our first two days in India have been surprisingly stress free and enjoyable. We'd heard some horror stories from people ...