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 ...
... the transition any easier. If the weather had been better in terms of clear skies I think I would have had a better time as then you could actually do things. Darjeeling also felt very much like being in Nepal which was an easier transition to adjust to but still needed to adjust. No more crazy busy roads with constant honking of horns and always watching where you had to step. It was actually a very peaceful place and I can see the attraction to it from locals and ...
Where the Tea comes from, and the the little train that couldn't
(won't let me have a title that long)
I am actually quite sad to say that me and Sal's affair with indian rail has finished as we have run out of railway. We have got to Darjeeling where anyone in their right mind wouldn't build a railway in the first place, but the English built it in 1881. Due to the fact ...
... 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.
... to the Indian subcontinent and South Asia.
We then turned back on ourselves and were faced with a big angry bear (and we don’t mean Annabelle). In actual fact we came face to face with a very docile Himalayan Black Bear. Although he looked very cute and timid we were still glad that he was separated from us by a large moat as he was massive.
He was basking in the sun and we spent a while taking photos of him ...
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