South East Asia 2010

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travel to southeast asia, fall 2010. Kuala Lampur, Indonesia, Bali, Java, Sri Lanka, India

Kolkata and Environs

I am back in Kolkata after a five hour jeep ride from Gangtok to Siliguri and then the overnight train to Kolkata.  All uneventful!  I am back at the Broadway Hotel and since I have 2 more weeks until the conference I am looking at the guide book for interesting places to go. [...]

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Gangtok—-Dry Day

I plan on staying in Gangtok for three nights.  I had planned on going to Kalimpong, but I really like it here as it has all the mod cons such as hot water, electricity most of the time, internet, and a nice room with a view of the mountains when the mist clears. [...]

By |November 20th, 2010|Categories: South East Asia 2010|Comments Off on Gangtok—-Dry Day


I arrived to Sikkim which was independent kingdom until 1975 - like Bhutan it was considered one of the last Himalayan Shangri La’s. It took 4 hours by jeep from Darjeeling to reach Pelling. From Darjeeling it is a 2 hour shared jeep ride to Jorenthang which is the transportation hub in Sikkim.  [...]

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