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Early in the morning we said good-bye to Gangtok and began our homeward journey. Budesh, who has been our driver in Darjeeling and Gangtok, skillfully maneuvered our car over treacherous roads and through chaotic crowds during the five-hour drive to the airport in Bagdogra. Monday is market day, and the towns were filled with carts, people, animals, bicycles, trucks, etc. We said farewell to ...
... were illiterate. And so Christianity in the tribal regions of India was left to evolve on its own, exposed to more natural selection than Charles Darwin ever could have imagined.
Jayshree spoke of one village in which they worship Santa Claus. They consider him an important deity, sent to earth by God to spread the message of Christ. In their minds, Santa and Jesus are ...
After drafting and agreeing on an e-mail we sent it over to the agent. Within 20 minutes the manager appeared who was very apologetic and such a lovely man. He offered to knock the daily service charge off the bill which we accepted as compensation. Once we had explained why we had complained we told him that we felt it was only right that the booking agent should be paying the bill as it he was that oversold ...
... for Tiger Hill (2550 meters) in order to view the sunrise. We also got to see Kanchenjunga (also called Khangchendzonga, Tibetan for 'big five-peaked snow fortress'), the world's third highest mountain (and India's highest) at 8598 meters. On the horizon we could also see Everest (8848 meters), Lhotse (8501 meters), and Makalu (8475 meters). We walked back (an easy 3 hours with stops for photos), visiting the Aloobari Buddhist Monastery on ...
... been violent altercations, and even an invasion, by monks who dispute the Karmapa’s (Spiritual leader’s) accession. The 16th Karmapa died in 1993, without naming a successor, and there are two rivals for the throne – one who fled Tibet in 2000 but remains in Dharamsala, and is not allowed by the Indians to take up the throne, for fear of upsetting the Chinese (and whose photo is on the throne) and another who lives in West ...
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