Sikkim Retreat Hotel
Travel Blogs from Gangtok
Then it was time for the zoo, where we saw adorable red pandas, moon bears, native birds, snow leopards, clouded leopards, some strange animal that seems to be a cross between a cat and a possum. Watching the leopards from afar was not enough fun for Prakash, so he took us bush-bashing around the side of the enclosure to get up close and personal with the leopard. It was great - we could pat him through the fence and hear him purr/roar. But later, as ...
... we told him, that wasn’t part of our original agreement. Pema assured us that the cost of the meals would be minimal, so we acquiesced.
"Uncle taking you to Varanasi tomorrow".
"No, he's taking us to Bodhgaya tomorrow and Varanasi the next day."
"... Uncle is experience driver...” Pema spoke slowly, as though explaining something to a toddler, “…he take you to Varanasi in night. You sleep. He drive. You be in Varanasi ...
... Kathmandu 20 hrs!! instead of flying like I did. I don't think they think it is anything to talk about. Unlike me, it takes me a day to recover.
I have booked myself into one of the old Hotels the British built so they could escape from the monsoons and the heat of India. The hotel is a great place to recover in. I am not leaving it for the 2 whole days I am booked in. I read my book in white care chairs in the ...
... Annabelle was in complete shock. As she came back into the room she found Chris putting on his trousers as he had heard every word and was going to give the man a piece of his mind, luckily Annabelle managed to dissuade him and we sat down and relived the conversation. It was one of those times that 10 minutes after the event you come up with some many witty retorts but at the time you’re left opening and closing your mouth like ...
... stops and we get good photos of the peaks through the pine trees.Pass scores of Indian Army troops on the road, some running with uniform, guns and full pack, others in track suits.
We carry on to the Ganesh Tok viewpoint. The lookout point is a Hindu temple, which has a viewing walkway, and good views of the city, the large concrete telecommunications tower, and the peaks. We take photos down into the town and across to gold-roofed monasteries ...
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