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Travel Blogs from Gangtok
... his friend Prem who was on his was back to Darjeeling, so that Prakash could save a few hours and get home to his family in time for dinner. We were a bit disappointed to say goodbye to Prakash, but Prem was very nice too (although not as chatty as Prakash), and he could show us around Darjeeling since he's from there.
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... another catch phrase for our adventure: “Slight problem is no problem”. Our victory was short-lived.
“Maybe you are paying for a little hotel for Uncle and Uncle Daughter?"
Pema-who-always-wants-more kept pushing and we kept going back to our original agreement. Threatening to hire a different driver through the hotel seemed the only thing that snapped him out of his ever-expanding demands. It was a gutsy threat and I’m glad ...
... tea at 5pm and then went into dinner at 7:00. Oh the life!!
I will go on a tour to Kamlingong where "The Loss of Inheritance" was set in the next couple of days.
Thursday 6 September
Unfortunately the gardener was wrong, it rained nearly all night putting a stop to my idea of going to Kalingpong. It would have been just driving through clouds. I will do it on a fine day.
Oh how the ...
... joy ride ticket which was a 2 hour steam powered return journey to Ghoom.
The Train was only pulling two small carriages and we had seats number 1 & 2 and although they were not next to each other, it meant that we had a great view out of both sides of the train. We immediately met up with a couple from California and started chatting to them all about our mutual Indian experiences.
... run, then in. Find there is enough room to move around and get photos in all directions, including straight down onto the main road.
When we get out, we walk uphill about half a km to the Institute, which was established in 1958 to promote research into Vajrayana Buddhism and Tibetan culture. See the usual building forms and ornate interiors. The museum hall displays Buddhist manuscripts, icons, thangkas (Tibetan religious cloth paintings)), and ...
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