Travel Blogs from Gangtok
... By the time we got up to the lake, we were surprised by the presence of hundreds of other tourists, all Indians from various states of the Country. We were also surprised by the numerous food stalls selling Chai, hot fresh Momo's and Veg chow Mein.
Tsomgo lake was beautiful, frozen and suspended in ice. Our Yak ride was expensive and rather a tense experience as the slippery icy track was shared by other yaks and tourists alike not leaving enough room for ...
... kids trying it on in most towns and there have been genuine street kids but I know once we get to India its definitely going to be the norm.
Back on the bus and the music was cranked up , lucky us under the speakers, it was so loud! I know Im getting older but it was crazy, out came my ear plugs ! I think I now know all the words of the Nepali songs played over and over for about 8 hours !!!
The bus driver made really good time probably ...
... of us as dinner not served until 11 pm.
As the long wait stretched out the hungry crowd gathered together and migrated from the bonfire first to the lounge room , then finally mutinied and demanded to be seated in the dining room.The hold up seemed to be Sanjay's special starter which he was not happy with and was still perfecting in the kitchen. Sanjay traditionally does the starter for Christmas Eve dinner and had thrown a few ideas around ...
... grotty villages servicing the highway traffic. Also photograph a cremation down on the river banks. When we reach the plains, we have a surprisingly easy railway level-crossing encounter (************e tries to pass the waiting vehicles) and proceed on good roads to Siliguri.
Near our hotel, we see an interesting temple -are told we can walk back to it, but it is a long way. The annex of the Cindrella Hotel is better than we expect, and we have a large ...
... the snack bar or sneak out of a bad film without the social stigma of doing it in front of questioning eyes (where were the intervals during Avatar!?).
You may be accusing me of being a bit ignorant to my exploration of this mountain town but I need to point out here that there is absolutely nothing to see. I am sure in the summer or winter that there are fine views of the mountains and I have been told that there are a few viewpoints in the town that you can climb for ...
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