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... approximately, but we had started out from the farm 12 hours earlier.
October 29 in GANGTOK (Sikkim)
Planning a Tour of North Sikkim
On our agenda in Gangtok:
1) arrange a tour of northern Sikkim
2) Book train to Assam for the 7th
3) Bank transfer $200 for our Aranuchal Pradesh permits
Central Hotel turned out to be a good choice in spite of the many things we found to ...
... shakes & coffees. It has an awesome ambience..
Post lunch we decided to empty our pockets by shopping at MG Road. The best part about MG road is that no vehicles are allowed inside the main market. While there are large number of shops selling men's and women's dress materials, shoes, souvenirs & gifts, trinkets etc, one of the unique things here to buy is Sikkimese Cups. These have unique and attractive ...
... going for a ride on the cable car but watched the students from the Mountaineering Institute practising their abseiling technique at Tenzing Rock. Brief visit to the Tibetan Refugees Self Help Centre which was haphazard and badly run.
Back at Chowrasta (the Mall) we had a lecture on Darjeeling teas from the man at Nathmulls (tea merchant) and then sampled the variety we had chosen at their cafe. Muffins and tea at Glenary's ...
... at the K2 restaurant.
Favourite States:- Rajasthan; Kerala;- Odhissa;- East Sikkim
Favourite Cities:- Mysore;- Kolkata
"TWENTY YEARS FROM NOW YOU WILL BE MORE DISAPPOINTED
BY THE THINGS YOU DIDN'T DO THAN BY THE ONES YOU DID DO
SO THROW OFF THE BOWLINES, SAIL AWAY FROM THE SAFE HARBOR,
CATCH THE TRADE WINDS IN YOUR SAILS, EXPLORE, DREAM - DISCOVER"
Next adventure - South-east Asia
... clouds had rolled in and it was seriously cold. Needless to say, morale was a little low.
Of course we made it though, to another passport checkpoint before we could go and warm up in the lodge. Or not. The passport checkpoints are at little army-posts, and one of the guards writes down your passport details and visa details…and the length of time that takes would indicate they have never done it before, though I’m sure they must ...