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... and another leader that is not of a specific sect. The third major Buddhist leader disappeared as a 5 year old. It is feared that he was abducted by the Chinese. There was a large and very elaborate stupa, or chorten, that held the ashes of the founder. It was enclosed in an special area that we did not enter. Photographs are not permitted in the meditation halls. There was also an institute of Tibetan Buddhist in the complex as well as living ...
... who managed to make history and reach the summit of Everest managed to do so with seemingly such ineffective equipment and clothing!
We nipped back to our hotel to make ourselves as presentable as possible before going to the Windameeeere. We were actually nervous we might get turned away as they may not have wanted scruffy backpacker folk at their hotel but we needn't have worried. We were seated in a big old room and waited for our tea. We could easily have been sat in ...
... the greatest attractions of Darjeeling is the mountain vista views especially of Kanchenjunga the third highest mountain in the world. However as luck would have it the weather was so bad with fog and rain while we there though that I never go to see any mountain vistas at all. It was a quiet first night for me as I was still completely shattered from the lack of sleep on the train. Others found a good local bar and from all accounts had a good night so was ...
... we ordered momos... Lots of them. Yum. A momo is basically a Tibetan dumpling, steamed or fried. We gnoshed on them and they were super good, despite watching a cockroach climb the wall and being served on dirty dishes. When we were finished we headed out for a little shopping and Charlene bought some stuff. Then we all headed back to the hotel to chill out, being as we were pretty tired and I have been fighting off a cold. We had a laugh along the way because we saw a ...
... and eat as well…it seemed a little pointless! The afternoon went smoothly though, and while we lost the view we were treated to near silence while we walked; the only sounds were barking deer and cow bells – absolute heaven. We’d only been in India two weeks but I didn’t think the constant noise was ever something I could become accustomed to. We arrived in Phalut to a more pleasant surprise today – it was much nicer than ...