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... by mountainous terrain on all sides. We told them we'd stay another day.
Our first stop was Lord Travel to check out its tours and prices. I got his name from a Tripadvisor forum where the writer had nothing but praise for them.. We immediately liked Sonam, the owner. He seems like an up front guy, no games and very friendly. Basically we were interested in the standard 2 night, 3 day package to ...
... shakes & coffees. It has an awesome ambience..
Post lunch we decided to empty our pockets by shopping at MG Road. The best part about MG road is that no vehicles are allowed inside the main market. While there are large number of shops selling men's and women's dress materials, shoes, souvenirs & gifts, trinkets etc, one of the unique things here to buy is Sikkimese Cups. These have unique and attractive ...
... for the American market. Mmmm, yummy! I think I’ve just become a tea snob.
The tea shop owner invited us to partake in a tea tasting. Apparently, tasting tea is a bit like tasting wine in that the extra container on the table is for spitting out the samples after they’ve been tasted. We didn’t know that. Instead, we drank all eight samples in quick succession, resulting in the biggest caffeine buzz of the entire ...
... After arriving at our hotel mid-afternoon, most of us headed to probably the most popular tourist hang out called Live and Loud for the free wifi and ended up spending the rest of the evening there as well.
In the morning we hopped in some taxi's and made our way back down the hill from Gangtok, across the valley and back up the other side to Rumtek to visit the Dharma Chakra Buddhist Monastery which was built and is the main seat of ...
... chanting and beating of the drum and I almost drifted off.I guess this is as close to meditating that I have ever done.
Now that I have my ticket it is time to mentally prepare myself for the trip and the chaos that is New Delhi.
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I mentioned the slums of Mumbai in my previous entry. I read a local magazine that had an article about this phenonimon. Developers want to remove the slum dwellers and re house them in ...