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Travel Blogs from Gangtok
... Indian tourists. I found the only hostel in the city, walked up 6 flights of stairs to my shared room then ran all the way back down to order a curry, rice and some nan bread. Boy, was I hungry!! I felt very unsocial and tired so took an early night.
Gangtok is a very hilly capital city of the state of Sikkim. It has a Tibetan laid back feel to the area. Young women dress down, compared to the rest of India and as a tourist, I ...
... day closes but the awareness is just beginning. Flickering light guides prayers and chants as droves of Tibetans organize in protest march, weaving through the streets of Darjeeling. We fall in line behind the progression of Tibetan heritage, spilling with compassion and flowing for peace. The man two steps ahead of us walks with his four year old daughter. We witness her careful dedication as she holds her hand in front of ...
... and loss of habitat for animals and plants."
There is always a flip side to everything. The different shades of grey that was once black and white. India is developing alright, the poverty I expected has not hit me as I had expected. I know I have experienced only a snapshot on the outskirts of Kolkata. I see Indians on holidays well heeled, worldly with their families doing what we are doing. I read an article before I came ...
... no rubbish on the floor...It even had a Subway!
Take a shy walk away and you get back to the normal Indian streets, its like yin and yang only meters apart...it did feel good though and i had a lovely meal at Live and Loud club as it had free Wifi so i checked and updated stuff.
Tomorrow its off to Rumtek monastery and hopefully views of Kanchenjunga...the worlds third highest mountain!
... summit, however since Hillary and Tensing never revealed which of them were on the top first, it is impossible to tell from the statue who is who. Nice touch.
We also visited a Tibetan Refugee Centre which has been there for many years and offers Tibetans a place to work and socialise and earn money. Beautiful carpets and ornaments being made here, footwear and jewellery.However, Kabir told us that the shawls here were not good quality ...
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