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... Sects include Black, yellow and red which is the same as Anglican, Uniting, Catholic religion of Christianity. Black hats are the most wealthy because of donors. 500 monks are on the premises as well as a University. We entered the Monastery after taking off our shoes, found things quite colourful, offerings and money and gurus and their deciples. Monks are only permitted to sit on the seats, other people who come to pray are only able to lie on ...
... amp; there was not a soul around. The town goes to bed early.
One morning we got up at 3:30AM to watch the sun rise. 10 miles or so out of town is a lookout spot called Tiger Hill. People come here to watch the sun come up & hit Mt. Kunchenjenga, which is part of the Himalaya range & the world's third highest peak. We found a spot & waited. There were people selling coffee & tourists jockeying for position. We held our ground & watched ...
... and even some sport, and had a pretty good Tibetan style meal in the restaurant. It was so cold once the sun had gone down that Kate had to put her down jacket on! Tomorrow our main goal is to book some train tickets half way across the north of India to Varanasi, there's no way we're taking the bus, it's over a 600km.
Our first two days in India have been surprisingly stress free and enjoyable. We'd heard some horror stories from people ...
... a couple of chapati's, so it was somewhat reminiscent of a thali. Mercifully the train emptid out a great deal during the day and the trip became alot more tollerable. Even so it turned out that we had managed to become an additional 4 hours late during our journey and it wasn't until gone 9.00PM (8 hours later than expected) that we pulled into NJP station. This left us in a bit of a dilema as we needed to get a Jeep from here to Darjeeling itself which was a 3 ...
... Moments of thought,
of which I too am part,
I lose in them my instant of brief ills.
There is a great easing of the heart,
and cumulance of comfort on high hills.
-Geoffrey Winthrop Young ( Poet & alpine mountaineer)
Gangtok capital of Sikkim is an oasis on the border of Nepal and Tibet; it's a nature-conservation zone, trees, ferns, 515 species of orchids ...