The Gochala Inn
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... just involved the normal entry form and we were off. The mess around you is unreal but we knew what we were in for and in a strange way it was good to be back. We set off on our drive through West Bengal heading for Gangtok which is the Capitol of Sikkim a sub district of India, it is bordered by Bhutan, China/Tibet and Nepal as well as India and a restricted area visa is required we we had obtained in London. We passed through acres of ...
Second harvest whole-leaf tea is my favorite. I bought a package each of green and black tea. The white tea didn’t have enough flavor for me, and if I ever have a hankering for Oolong, I’ll just mix my own from the black and green teas I purchased.
The others? Yeah, they got tea too… a lot of tea. I’d say our tea purchases could fill a couple of grocery bags. Good thing we have so much room left in our ...
... under the stairs of the hotel. Tissues in hand off I went in trepidation !
Its quite a skill trying to lower your trousers without letting the hems drag on the wet floor. On the way out the floor was very slippy and I almost went over , now that wouldnt have been so good for the next 10 hours !!
Just before getting on the bus a man came upto us and sat on the floor in front of us , I presume begging , we havent seen that many beggars , there are ...
... lake is a place to make a wish and also where the wish of a son can be granted. We make our private wishes.
There are quite a few Indian tourists who chat to us in English, but obviously can’t read the signs that clearly state not to feed the fish that appear in frenzy as the biscuits are thrown in. Sometimes I feel the ancient spiritualism has only a lip service other times it seems quite real. Its late as we head to a Pemayangste Temple high on a hill close to Pelling, ...
... order is taken, and a boy sent down the hill to carry up a case of the local sikkimese brew. A bonfire is started, and the drinking commences.
People start heading off to bed so we ask Pala which room is ours. Surely he noticed us when we arrived and had someone set aside a room? "No problems! No problems!" is the reply we receive and it slowly begins to register that Pala has no idea what we're talking about and that we have nowhere to sleep ...