Sikkim Retreat Hotel
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... around. Gangtok seems to be spread across the hills with a main street lasting forever. We got out where it seemed pretty central and walked around the mall. We were pounced on again by some Indians that wanted their pictures taken with us which turned into a bit of a photo call as others latched on, I said they could take one with our camera, didn't see why we should miss out. We stopped and had a coffee and ended up ...
... we decided to go down for dinner. We found a unique Chinese restaurant where we sat in a little booth with curtains. Laura ordered an egg special noodle soup and I ordered some vegetable fried rice. Once again our whole meals and drinks came to about £2 and it is really tasty. We then came back to our room and watched tv in ...
I am composing this whilst on the train to Patna. We're not sure how we managed it but we are in a cabin on our own which is not what we were expecting! Well, not quite on our own we have just discovered we have a stowaway with us ..... a mouse! He or she is hiding under our seats and every now again it scampers bravely out on the forage! Unfortunately I have been eating Bombay Mix and as any friends of mine who have been on school residentials will know I leave a trail of bits ...
... side of a mountain, this city is situated in prime-time tea environment, surrounded by the quilted patterns of tea plantations. A wonderful deliverance out of the heat, back to the cool. A few days exploring up and down the streets and stairs around town, further developing my chai tea addiction, and continuing to educate myself about the many mysteries of Indian food. Eventually, it was time to jump aboard a jeep bound for the restricted area of ...
... and loss of habitat for animals and plants."
There is always a flip side to everything. The different shades of grey that was once black and white. India is developing alright, the poverty I expected has not hit me as I had expected. I know I have experienced only a snapshot on the outskirts of Kolkata. I see Indians on holidays well heeled, worldly with their families doing what we are doing. I read an article before I came ...