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... and our guide helped us find a restaurant. We were then on our own for a much needed 20min walk back to our hotel and a welcome drink. Tomorrow we take a rough road to Badogra, 4+ hours, hopefully catch a plane to Delhi and then another plane to Amritsar. Another long day, we leave at 7:45 and arrive about midnight. Check out the photo of our driver's hand. There is no power steering and he has blisters from going from lock to lock steering up and down the ...
... There were two young woman sitting across from me and I tried to make eye contact and smile but got blank stares in return. The rest of the cabin were men and did a combination of staring when I wasn’t looking at them and ignoring me when I did. I’m so thankful that I bought a new book to read and could dive into it to avoid the awkwardness that probably I was just feeling. I had the lower berth as well so had to wait until the others in the middle ...
... drove like a maniac and although the roads are bumpy we arrived in one piece at Kakarvittha at about 5pm, off we went to find the Hotel Darbar that we had read about.
They had a room, nice and large and clean so that was settled , no electricity , nothing new in Nepal so a nice cold shower to get us in the modd for the cool evening !
There are plenty of hotels so you can just turn up and get a room , the owner said not many westerners pass ...
Another day in Gangtok to take in some Tibetan culture. A little taxi (for little people) took me and the Mexicans to Rumtek Monastery, a little way out of town. Last night we said farewell to our co-driver, Martin, who was pulled off to join another tour in Delhi. Walk down to the Tibetology exhibition in the afternoon. The cable car cannot take me back up the hill as the power is out - this is India after all - at least I was not stuck in one of the ...
... Finally. Finally, we are there. At the top of the mountain sits Pala's village, a half-dozen stone homes. a few cows and goats, all clustered around a small Tibetan monastery.
About 10 other backpackers are staying up here--much more than we (or Pala) had anticipated--but they're a great group, and we enjoy our time with them. Tea is served, followed by a delicious, fire-cooked veg dinner (Pala used to be the cook for the Dalai Lama).