Travel Blogs from Gangtok
... disappointment, there was still plenty for us to see around Gangtok.
We started with the Flower Exhibition (a seemingly permanent establishment), which had some nice orchids but was generally pretty uninteresting, and across the road was White Hall, which seems to be famous only because it was built by the British, but is otherwise just a big white building.
Enchey Monastery was our next visit, which is a very big monastery, with buddhist flags ...
... the transition any easier. If the weather had been better in terms of clear skies I think I would have had a better time as then you could actually do things. Darjeeling also felt very much like being in Nepal which was an easier transition to adjust to but still needed to adjust. No more crazy busy roads with constant honking of horns and always watching where you had to step. It was actually a very peaceful place and I can see the attraction to it from locals and ...
Where the Tea comes from, and the the little train that couldn't
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I am actually quite sad to say that me and Sal's affair with indian rail has finished as we have run out of railway. We have got to Darjeeling where anyone in their right mind wouldn't build a railway in the first place, but the English built it in 1881. Due to the fact ...
... but guess what no hot water, he was freezing to death by this stage. I called reception, they said I had to turn the hot water on at the switch and it would take 20 mins, fair enough i thought, this is India. Three hours later and still waiting I called reception and went off my head, they changed us to a better room promising that the hot water was definitely working and guess what IT WAS NOT WORKING, I had a massive argument with the guy, he friggin brought me a ...
... we take a photo of it), and we all decide we wouldn’t like to be travelling on that road!
We are up before 5am as we want to catch the sunrise over Kanchenjunga. Three taxis turn up, and we drive around the end of the valley at the high level, passing a large building which now sits by the road with one corner high, the opposite over the void, at about 45 degrees, the result of earthquake damage. Our driver says we shouldn't take photos (we ...
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