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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 ...
... religious certainly isnt easy! Unfortunately we couldnt get any pictures or video's of us and the monks prayers as its prohibited inside.
The peace pagoda is situated next to the the Japanese Temple, and so we wondered over to takkoe a look. Its a beautiful peace of architecture wich has great views across the valley, and over to Darjeeling and Kanchenjunga in the distance. Sadly the weather wasnt great as there was alot of cloud cover, ...
... 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 ...
... and we didn’t spend a lot , maybe about £8.00 ( with beer )
Soup for me – hot and sour then veg Jalfresi and Pilau rice , Martin had Pakora’s and then tandori chicken and naan bread.
Everything seems to close here about 8 pm ish so we went to our room , we re named it prion c block H as it was so gloomy at night and so damp, our clothes in the room were damp and on checking the bed the pillows and sheets were very damp , not ...
... 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 ...