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Travel Blogs from Gangtok
... and cliff. Anand and the driver told us that they have been built by Tibetan and Bangaladesh refugees because they can't buy land and no one wants that land so they get away with it. Indian drivers and driving habits has been very confronting for most of us and particularly for our new to India crew members, They are amazed that that the trucks can avoid the cars ...
... to cover up with and jealous of everyone else on the train who were well prepared with sheets and blankets. In the morning thankful that the night was over, I was even more thankful when Margo came to find me. I grabbed my stuff and went back with her to her and Tony’s car and cabin. What a completely different environment to mine. They were the only westerner’s but the young men they were sharing with were so friendly, informative and ...
... were more than happy when the guides came to all the groups after lunch and said we would be staying there for the night! We were in Gorkhey, a perfectly picturesque tiny village in a valley with a river rushing through it – and lovely cosy rooms as a huge bonus!!
A fire was lit outside as a last night tradition and kerosene was used to keep the fire going which was slightly worrying as somewhere in the mix the drinking had also begun. ...
... feet (a total of 36664 steps on the pedometer). But peaceful and relaxing once I was settled. The longest time I have spent without moving during this trip. In the next few days we will explore some Tibetan monestaries in the area and head for a lake not far from the China border.
... of things to come. But first we had to get there.
Took 3.5 hours in the jeep to get to the tea estate , incredible traffic to get through. Even when we started to climb up in to the hills towards Darjeeling the traffic continued but more difficult to negotiate with the narrow hillside roads and hairpin bends.Driver often drove on the wrong side of the road to avoid all the potholes and the drivers seem to know every single hole.Wouldn't ...
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