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TripAdvisor Reviews Suhim Portico Gangtok
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... seen too many of. It was once again great to be the only Western tourists in the place and as this place is not really Indian we didn't get stared at... that much.
The food so far has been pretty good, and not made anyone sick, however only those who like really spicy food are straying too far away from butter masala or biriyani. It will be interesting to try some westernized Indian after this to see how it stacks up. Being not the biggest fan of ...
... is picture of the founder Fujii Guruji. There is also a model of Buddha suggesting that it's a Buddhist religious temple. Fujii Guruji was the founder and preceptor of 'Nipponzan Myohoji', a Buddhist order for world peace. He was a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi and had seen the tragedy of the atom bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
As we arrived we located the source of the rythmic drumming that echoed through the mist, The Japanese ...
... 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 ...
... of Chai ( Tea) and I went to the ladies , I did think I had the gents as inside were 3 squat toilets and one toilet cubicle but it was the right place !! I waited for the cubicle to become free , the other ladies there just got on with business at the open squat toilets. Welcome to India !
On we went , the ride is a narrow, winding road and so many jeeps passing each other.
We could see the town but although it looked close with the winding roads ...
... New Jalpaiguri train station and took a cycle rickshaw to Siliguri. The man cycling was very old and a few times had to get off the bike to push. We eventually arrived to the Sikkim permit office in Siliguri which is near the Siliguri train station. I was able to pick up my free ten day permit within a few minutes, but because of the long journey, decided to spend a day and night in Siliguri to unwind, relax and prepare for some potential hiking in Sikkim. I ...