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TW(&W)M - 4 - It's a (relatively) Long Way to Tashiding

INDIA | Thursday, 21 Jan 2016 | Views [354]

After a comfortable and warm night and a copious Rani breakfast of Millet porridge and fruit, buckwheat pancakes and tea I set out with Mafa for a mooch around Yoksum starting with a visit to a(nother) local gompa. Gompa having been bypassed we continued ... Read more >

Tags: forests, monasteries, mountains, trecks

'Live Young and Free'

INDIA | Sunday, 27 Dec 2015 | Views [314]

Live Young and Free is just one of many 'slogans' you can see around here stuck to the top of the windscreens of lorries, jeeps and the small people carriers that are so popular. Others read like 'Jai Ganesh', 'Om Mani Padme Hum', 'Siddartha' and so ... Read more >

Tags: hospitality, momos, monasteries, mountains

In Kalimpong a day too long?

INDIA | Friday, 25 Dec 2015 | Views [348] | Comments [1]

I am probably at my lowest ebb yet on this trip. Nothing terrible but I'm feeling a bit lost and lonely.  I could have titlled this blog Facing Mount Kanchenjunga but fear it lacks originality. Yesterday I took a taxi (300 rupees) to the top ... Read more >

Tags: gompas, loneliness, monasteries, mountains, panoramas


INDIA | Saturday, 19 Dec 2015 | Views [352]

I have been waking up most mornings around 4-5 am with the sounds and lights of taxis below my 6th (not 5th) floor window as they prepare to take tourists to Tiger Hill to view the sun rise over Kanchenjunga. This morning was no different. Yesterday, ... Read more >

Tags: contemplations, journeys, mountains

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