Sikkim Retreat Hotel
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... after Everest and K2 - height 8598 metres. Pelling is only 6250 feet, yes they talk both measurements. This area is full of mountains and there is only one way to sightsee is to go down the mountain to the river and up the other side, again travel is slow due to the same condition of the so-called roads. It would be best to get rid of the remaining broken pieces of bitumen and just have gravel roads. We visited Khecheopalri Lake a sacred lake for ...
Next day was an official day off! We got up late, just in time to catch breakfast in the hotel (it was included...you can't waste it can you!), wandered round the town (not so pretty in daylight!), planned our next moves, blogged, and watched TV (footy, movies and Burn Notice...this programme always seems to be on telly here and we fall asleep to it regularly!).
Like our 'homestay', Darjeeling is something of an anomaly. It's fairly small ...
Our trek begins with tea and momos, a traditional Nepalese food. It's almost like a Chinese steamed dumpling - very delicious and one of my faces during our trip! We also met our porter, Suntha, who was very nice, but very shy and quiet. He would be carrying Shane's backpack throughout the trek, which worked out for me because Shane then carried mine! All I carried was the camera. To sum it up, the trek was great and I highly recommend anyone to do ...
... the way back but luckily recognised a couple of the children whose nan helps at Krishna's who showed us the way back. We had a nice detoxing cup of tea, did our breathing exercises homework which included an om chant and meditation session. Scott and I had to do it in separate places as it was making me laugh hysterically due to embarrassment and we were out of sync too. In the end we left out the om chants altogether! Dinner was noodles in a spicy sauce, Chinese spinach and ...
... and we enjoy their company. It’s the 11/11/11 we discuss the significance of the date and feel it is lucky. I think of Julia F it’s her birthday today, also the day Ned Kelly was hanged and of course WW11 Remembrance Day. At 11 o’clock I ask the guys to stop on the roadside near Geyzing and as luck would have it, there was a small Hindu Temple that will frame our shot.