Sikkim Retreat Hotel
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... are overtaking on blind corners. We are staying in the at the Summit Motel it's very nice and quite flash in most ways but funny that there is mould on the ceiling of the bathroom. One sad thing, they have beer but it is Kimberly cool, straight out of the cupboard. We have forced ourselves to drink a couple. Cheryl loved the view out of her motel room, it's a huge drop ...
... in us. While there I realized, food does not come for free in second class and I only had large notes so wasn’t going to bother but Margo insisted and bought me a cup of chai, omelette and toast all for 45 rupees. Our train was supposed to arrive into Siliguri at am but we sat for almost an hour about 15 mins from the station due to fog delays. Just another twist in making a bad train ride worse.
Finally off the trains we were met by ...
... driver to take us to Siliguri ( about an hour away).
We negotiated a rate 100 rps each - about £1.20 ( yes one punds and twenty pence each).
The man led us the the ' jeep' which wasnt a jeep but a box on wheels with people rammed in there , there was no way we would have fit in let alone our luggage !
We said no and moved on , they said the next jeep was in 1 hours time.
We decided to walk the 500 metres to the Indian border , we ...
... magnificent site of a row of snowcapped mountains including Kangchenjunga.
Later down for a fixed-menu breakfast of toast, butter and jam, tea, coffee and eggs any style.
Up to the road at 9.00 AM to start a walk with Phurba Tamang, our guide - east down the Bhanu Path to the Secretariat, a large, green masonry building, showing earthquake damage (enough, apparently to make the public servants move to another building) then further on the same ...
... my debut trip on a railway system of such magnitude. I like trains at even the worst of times, its something about the seamless movement or perhaps the feel that a train journey, far more than one by car or bus, is always just that, a journey, you don’t just pop out for milk or a newspaper by train, there is always some anticipation from stepping up into a carriage over the rails brought forward from countless trips past, mostly from my childhood where ...