Sikkim Retreat Hotel
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... the cage, we could have stuck our fingers through the cage and got them bitten off if we had wanted! Anyway we stayed by their cage for quite a while, it was great watching them up so close. The boys even almost got sprayed on when the male decided to have a bit of a spray out of the cage.
Next stop was some of the smaller cats and civits, then the snow leopard. The keeper summoned us over, then threw some food in. It meant we got to watch the ...
... quite chilliy but those who know me know I am always hot anyway. So I sat down and was fairly soaked from perpetration and decided to take Gent up on his suggestion. I changed out of all my wet clothes and put on all new fresh clean ones. I then wrapped my self up in this sheep skin style blanket. Low and behold I felt freezing all of a sudden. I didn't prior to doing all this so it confused me how now I was feeling all over ****. I was hot and cold, had the shivers and felt ...
... resemble any I'd seen prior, with glass windows & the like. Down the hill was a building housing 2 huge prayer wheels, with smaller ones lining the outside. We then went exploring again, & ended up returning the same way as the day prior.
We went out looking for dinner, with the same luck as the night prior. We decided to stop by the shared taxi stand about booking to leave the next day, & were told that there would be no shared taxis or buses ...
... and a half hour drive in a small car, with no food, on a bumpy road. Initially it was chock full of smog, dirt, and traffic jams. By the time we started up in the hills it became nicer and less crowded. The drive through the mountains was tedious, but beautiful. At. One point our driver stopped, and informed us he was going to go eat inside this little roadside cafe. We were like, um.... Ok. After a while he returned and we resumed our drive. We made it to ...
... Gangtok for lunch time! After about 5 hours, someone eventually told me that at the top of this hill was a university and today, the students were blocking the road for a political protest!! Hours and hours went by! I continued reading American Psycho trying to ignore the frustrating situation I was in.
It did feel like a 'LOST' scenario. Eventually, you realised who was in charge, who would gossip, who walked off to gain some information. About 8pm, a ...