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... the sun came up and finally glistensed off the snow caps. We were able to see the mountains of Bhutan, Tibet, Nepal and India all from this one spot. I had never imagined standing here with Vanessa and taking in such a spectacular sight.
And then we were off down the mountain again, visiting Ghoom Monastery and making our way back to breakfast. But the views of Katchenjunga (the name of the peak) continued all day. We had views from our breakfast lounge, from ...
... freezing as I type this. Still, the coldest it has been overnight so far is 9 degrees C, so it's going to get a lot worse. Washing is interesting. A couple of places offered hot showers, for a fee. You quickly learn the art of rapid drying as your teeth start to chatter as soon as the water stops. Others, you just have a concrete room with a squat toilet and a cold tap. That's it. No sink or anything else. Seeing as we have to drink 3 liters of water a ...
... along the track up to the main road as people and horses made their way to and from the market, buying or selling their goods. Small buses and jeeps leave for Ilam on a seemingly regular basis from Phikkal, and we were soon offered seats in a 22 seater bus departing imminently. Being offered seats involved some of the 26 people already in the bus being moved (despite protests) to sit two to a seat while we crammed ourselves into two seats with a small amount of leg room. Our ...
So another interesting observation about Indian culture is that men like to hang out in large groups. Not that unusual I guess. However their bonding goes way further. Men can often be seen either arm in arm, arms around each other or holding hands whilst walking down the street. Today we were heading back to our room and ...
... tea. A rather quiet, peacefull hill-top town surrounded by tea plantations, filled with good people, and after only a short period of time I felt welcomed by everyone. Much of the country’s public transportation system had been on strike recently, and we were informed of a planned one day off strike the following day – just 1 day before my 90 day visa expired, so I had to take that bus to the border.
A remarkable 3 months, thank you Nepal. Off to ...