The Royal Plaza
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Reaching Gangtok --
You can get different options from Siliguri, a town that is well connected with rest of India via train, bus and flight.
Nearest Railway Station : New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
Nearest Airport: Bagdogra (IXB)
You might get the cab to Gangtok right there in the Railway Station or Airport. But if you have time, and want to travel and explore, you should go ...
... choice of stuffing and then rolled like a shwarma. It was probably the most delicious street food I’ve had to date and only 20 rupees!
While I was in Kokata I picked up the book “City of Joy” by Dominique LaPierre which is also a movie starring Patrick Swayze. Starting to read it while in Kolkata definitely helped me get a better sense of the city and gave me background as to what I was seeing and experiencing on the streets. Despite ...
... photos along the way. One of the really cool things about India is how nature is voraciously trying, and succeeding, to reclaim it's surroundings. Trees literally grow off buildings, the roof, a window ledge, anywhere really. After a while we hailed a cab to take us the rest of the way because it was hot and Traci was not feeling too good. Along the way we stopped at a stop light (a rare occurrence), and some street kids came begging at the windows. They were ...
... And also brought me back to this discussion of love and sex and relationships. Sex workers in India and people who look at sex outside of mainstream conformities in most cases just see love differently. They see it without boundaries and with limitless possibilities. For many of the sex workers their lives are enhanced by their ability to love a great number of people. They have been able to claim their bodies and ...
I thought I could write a short entry here about all that I saw and did but the poverty in this country is so overwhelming that I've tried to focus on the just the sites I took in and leave the rest to the nightly news or your own research, but its impossible.
Just to get this depressing part out of the way early - I have never seen so many homeless, hungry people in my life and the site of it constantly in my face made it very difficult to enjoy the beauty the country ...