Travel Blogs from Gangtok
... give you severe back pain. But the beauty of hills didn’t give me any opportunity to feel the pain. Conversation with Milan Ji was always fun. I call him a wise man as he is very knowledgeable and helpful, gained many information from him too.
Reached Gangtok at around 7.30 PM. After a bit of rest, we went for a walk. Our hotel was located very close to MG Marg, the place is very well maintained and is given a Victorian feeling.
... they wanted us to just order a big vat of one thing. The other people left, & we moved away from the door which the wind kept blowing open. Oh yeah, it's really cold in Darjeeling. We're wearing long pants & sweatshirts. It was a nice break from the heat.
The whole family prepared our food, which took them at least 45 minutes to make. Eventually, they bring us spicy chickpeas (which were undercooked & not good), a tasty spicy ...
... clouds had rolled in and it was seriously cold. Needless to say, morale was a little low.
Of course we made it though, to another passport checkpoint before we could go and warm up in the lodge. Or not. The passport checkpoints are at little army-posts, and one of the guards writes down your passport details and visa details…and the length of time that takes would indicate they have never done it before, though I’m sure they must ...
... of things to come. But first we had to get there.
Took 3.5 hours in the jeep to get to the tea estate , incredible traffic to get through. Even when we started to climb up in to the hills towards Darjeeling the traffic continued but more difficult to negotiate with the narrow hillside roads and hairpin bends.Driver often drove on the wrong side of the road to avoid all the potholes and the drivers seem to know every single hole.Wouldn't ...
... about the infamous Yeti.... 'The local people call it migyud and have always known of its existence: a gigantic creature six to nine feet in height, resembling a gorilla or an orangutan. They say it has superhuman strength and is known to have snapped the necks of yaks and other animals. Eminent mountaineers photographed inexplicable footprints that the world began to take the possibility of the Yeti’s actual existence seriously. ...
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