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Travel Blogs from Gangtok
... 3 of them were painting the entire temple, and that one was the head guy, in charge of the designs, while the other 2 filled in the colours (we wondered if it was a paint-by-number job).
Since we were unable to see some parts of Sikkim, we left for Darjeeling a little earlier than we otherwise might have, but we maximised the journey there by seeing some of South Sikkim on the way. Of couse, we went with the lovely Prakash, who ...
... reminded him of our original agreement.
“…But… slight problem, madam…” He went on to explain that there was road construction along our planned route, and there was actually no way to get to Bodhgaya from Darjeeling. That meant that there was no choice but to drive through the night and arrive at Varanasi first thing in the morning. The conversation went back and forth like a broken record. He insisted that we drive through the ...
... vegie, chicken tikka, little pieces of fish and a plate of sliced tomatoes and cucumbers. It was all great. Then they bought me a slice of cake, tiers with creams and beaten egg whites with pineapple on top. I forgot about my Coeliacs and enjoyed it. I feel very decadent, white sheets, fancy antique furniture, leatherbound books, a smoking room, lounge rooms with fireplaces, cane chairs in the courtyard, 50 people polishing ...
... 8217; card. We ordered breakfast which was brought to our room again and we had some Christmas tunes playing in the background to get us into the Christmas spirit.
We soon turned them off though, as a band who were performing at the local church beneath our hotel started to get into full swing, and blasted out a set of christmas carols.
Darjeeling had a huge Christian population and ...
... woman for turning the prayer wheels the wrong way. If you stay right, you can turn them the right way as you go in, and come out (clockwise). The monastery is a classic white building with a red band around it, black trapezoidal painted architraves, highly worked wooden windows, upward curved metal roofs. It has the usual ornate, highly coloured frescoes inside, Buddhas in glass cases, butter lamps. Unfortunately, no photography is allowed inside any of the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility