The Royal Plaza
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... They were delighted. Nimo told us with a big grin that he is saving to buy a goat for his family and now almost has enough money. They took off and we waited at the roadside.
When the taxi hadn't shown up at quarter to eight, Dave called Andrew. Don't worry he'll be there Andrew insisted. But Andrew did call the driver and called us back to let us know that the driver was waiting for a passenger and would be there shortly.
... left behind that can be sold or eaten, supplemented by stealing luggage and pickpocketing. There is apparently an office of the Railway Protection Force at the station specifically for passengers to complain that they have been relieved of their possessions. This sounds like a social problem on a huge scale, but in a very limited geographical area, so surely there is a solution. Apparently the child gangs operate under the direction of "dadas" who have grown up through the ranks ...
... the waiting list so we weren't sure if we were getting on the train or not. We tried queuing up at several cashiers even went up to the station managers room. Didn't get any proper answer whether if we are getting this train. Some said there is no cancellations
The 3G network I bought in Bangalore came very handy at this point. There is a website, you can check to see the PNR ...
Friday 22nd Feb day 76
We are now in Gangtok, the Capitol of East Sikkim, situated in the Eastern Himalayans, elevation 1800M.
We left Darjeeling for the Karmi Farm homestay, some of us travelling 20kms over a bumpy road in jeeps with all the luggage while the rest of the group trekked from Darjeeling, dropping down into the valley from 2100m to 1000 m which took 3hrs and then a 4hr climb to the farm with a guide.
Karmi Farm ...
... balloon hearts. And I saw quite a few young men carrying roses for intended ladies; lovely to see. Our day was mainly spent wandering around the streets near our hotel, hanging at Bawa to use the wifi, getting some errands done and basically passing time until 8:30pm when we would head off to Sealdah train station to catch an overnight train to Siliguri, making our way to Darjeeling. Stilling having about 3hrs to kill, Margo, Tony, Sarah and I braved the New Market ...