Orange Village Resort
Travel Blogs from Gangtok
... a guy from Yorkshire that was touring around for three months who was quite interesting. We returned to the hotel for an hour before taking a sightseeing trip, to be honest there are not many sights to see and the only one that I really wanted to see was the sunset over the Kangchendzonga range from Tashi viewpoint but the mist and low cloud put paid to that. Looking forward to a decent meal tonight and off to Darjeeling ...
... entered HMI, which was founded by the sherpa that accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary to the top of Mount Everest. There were displays of original gear, & those that had failed prior. There's also a model that takes on the entire Himalaya range, & demonstrates how far, & how many countries are included.
We came back out & walked past the big cats. There was a snow leopard, a black panther, 2 regular leopards, & 2 Bengal tigers. Pretty ...
... western toilet and it looked passable for the night , only 800 rupees , about £10.00
Their other rooms were around 2000 and 3000 rupees but we didn’t think we wanted to spend that there.
We went off to dinner at a recommended place called Glenary’s , the usual popular place frequented by westerners. It’s a lovely building and you could see how grand it would have been in the 1900’s.
Food was great , ...
... stopping now and again to reverse precariously so it could turn on a tighter angle then speed up to the next embankment. It was the most frightened I have been on this trip and regretted letting Maya go in the car ahead with the other children.We received quite a buffeting on the way up and Sanjay suggested it was better to lean forward like riding a haorse.The local drivers however were unfazed and are expert at this sort of driving.
There was ...
... 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 ...
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