Travel Blogs from Pelling
... pass us we were all leaning to the right, hoping that the soft edge on the left wouldn't give way and praying the truck wouldn't give us a nudge and send us toppling into the ravine below. For the last 51km it started raining and we fishtailed and slid all over the place. by the time we reached Pelling I think everyone needed a change of underwear. I have no idea how we will get out of this place if the rain continues. The hotel is very basic, Al had to ...
... took place whereby they and their chaperones huddled under some umbrellas, while family and friends danced around them in circles, and some threw red rice as a form of tikka onto the umbrellas. The couple then took their places in the wedding grotto and... nothing happened. Unlike Western weddings, there was no exchange of vows or signing of registers and for a while, we sat while people came and went, looked busy, chatted and eventually began to looked bored. At one point the ...
... buildings near by the main house. The next morning Andrew took us on a three hour walk around the area showing us where his grandparents used to live, the Buddhist temple his family used to and still goes to and to the nearby village where he helps to run a medical clinic sponsored through donations/charity based out of the UK. It was the first beautiful warm day in a while which made the walk even better. The afternoon and evening ...
... English guy called Phil who was travelling with his girlfriend Chloe. We stood chatting on the side of the road for a couple of hours and got on really well. We arranged to meet for breakfast soon after.
Scott and I headed back to our hotel to sort things out as we were having a bad time at the hotel with no water for showers, we ate gone off food amongst other things and nobody seemed to be there to help us when we needed to book transport. We had words with the manager ...
... he puts this down to the strong winds we experienced last night.
Apart from the Everest range we are also able to see Baruntse and imja Tse (a.k.a Island Peak – the peak that we intend to climb up in a few months) and the sister peaks, however it’s the view of Kanchejunga that becomes all consuming, and we move around the plateau to get a better look of it.
Boort is also here, again sans guide! ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free parking