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... approximately, but we had started out from the farm 12 hours earlier.
October 29 in GANGTOK (Sikkim)
Planning a Tour of North Sikkim
On our agenda in Gangtok:
1) arrange a tour of northern Sikkim
2) Book train to Assam for the 7th
3) Bank transfer $200 for our Aranuchal Pradesh permits
Central Hotel turned out to be a good choice in spite of the many things we found to ...
... Statue of Guru Rinpoche, the patron saint of Sikkim. The statue in Namchi is the tallest statue of the saint in the world at 36 metres (120 ft).
On the way to our next stop we saw the Baichung Stadium built by the Sikkimese government in honour of its most famous citizen, footballer Baichung Bhutia. "The Gold Cup" football tournament is held in Bhaichung Stadium almost every year.
Our 3rd stop was Siddheshwar ...
We awoke early at 6 o'clock to the sound of people knocking on our door. We ignored this as we could tell there must have been a big tour group outside our room and they must have thought our room contained some of their members. Once you are awake in this bed there is no getting back to sleep! I think the cold concrete floor would have been more comfortable. We decided to stay in darjeeling for a while longer as he people are a lot nicer and we haven't been ripped off for a ...
... at the K2 restaurant.
Favourite States:- Rajasthan; Kerala;- Odhissa;- East Sikkim
Favourite Cities:- Mysore;- Kolkata
"TWENTY YEARS FROM NOW YOU WILL BE MORE DISAPPOINTED
BY THE THINGS YOU DIDN'T DO THAN BY THE ONES YOU DID DO
SO THROW OFF THE BOWLINES, SAIL AWAY FROM THE SAFE HARBOR,
CATCH THE TRADE WINDS IN YOUR SAILS, EXPLORE, DREAM - DISCOVER"
Next adventure - South-east Asia
... at the bottom. The ride down was lovely with good views of the hillsides covered in a patchwork of deep green tea bushes. Picking season is over so all was quiet but we had an enjoyable wander through a couple of villages before heading back up.
We bade a sad farewell to our hosts at the Dekekling Hotel. They have been brilliant and so kind and caring. Mrs Norbo even gave us some Darjeeling tea as a leaving gift! We had been talking a lot as I had asked her about her ...