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 ...
... once our stuffed-to-capacity bags were on board. We specifically requested a larger van (by Indian standards – still a mini-van by U.S. standards) so that we would have room to stretch out on the long drive. Packing in like sardines because the driver needed a translator wasn’t our idea of a good time.
"Uncle Daughter is small,” Pema assured us,holding his hand up with his thumb and pointer finger less than an inch apart to ...
... in Darjeeling. Once you know the places you like, life gets much easier. It is often not obvious what the place is like from the front so it is a bit hit and miss.
It was cold today ,possibly top temperature of 15 degrees. Kalimpong was quite warm possibly 26 degrees. What a difference 1000 meters makes.
I will be sorry to leave the Himalayas. The people and the views have been great. Down to the plains tomorrow.
... to fit all our new winter wear into our bags but knew in a couple of weeks we would desperately need them again.
As we were sat in bed the Indian family who were staying in the two rooms either side of us kept running back and forth between them, slamming the doors, shouting to each other, shouting at the children causing the children to scream.
The problem was that our bed head was next to the corridor so we ...
... 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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