Hotel Rumtek Dzong
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... wannabe monks from around the world. I think I recall the guide saying that the degree lasts 7 years!
Of course no capital city can be seen completely without a shopping experience! (That's not my line by the way) The main MG road here has been designed with the intention of bringing a bit of Switzerland to Sikkim. No cars - rare for India, dustbins everywhere - again rare for India, AND all the buildings are green!?
... most of the local faces look Himalyan and Tibetan/Chinese food is more popular than Indian curry. The main religion is Buddhism so there are Tibetan-style monasteries, known as gompas, scattered all over the hills and marked by avenues of colourful prayer flags.
The nights in Darjeeling were really cold so we had to wrap up warm in our down jackets and woolly hats! ...
... All of this technology seems to be a distraction from building a sustainable infrastructure. Of course this article was sandwiched between an article about India’s recent acquisition of several international oil properties and an ad for its national coal company (the largest in the world). It won’t be long before China and India out-consume ...
... insightful about their cause and happy to discuss it with us)
Of Darjeeling I was expecting lush rolling tea plantation hills like Sri Lanka and colonial bungalows. On first impressions it is just like a much scruffier touristier version of Gangtok. Sikkim's squiggly ridges and mist. Cramped ally markets. BUT after traipsing around a dozen hotels (varying in price from 150 ...
... and apart from a couple of loud and obnoxious Indian tourists, we had the park to ourselves.
The saddest animal was a lonely leopard who wore wounds on her front legs endlessly pacing along the fence. James scratched her ears through the fence, giving her some much needed affection, and she purred loudly like a big puddy.Indian tourists cluelessly shouting and beating at the wire resulted in her narrowing her eyes, twitching her tail ...
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