Yuksom and Gangtok

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Yuksom and Gangtok

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I just had a real cool dinner in a bar…the only place you can get a beer with food, then I changed my mind and had only food as I am so tired.  the jeep left around 6am so I did not sleep much last night as I was worried about sleeping in so I did not put in my ear plugs and the dogs were barking all night long…not certain which is louder the barking dogs in Yuksom or the car horns in Kolkata.

 
Anyway…I was so tired that if I had a beer I would fall asleep on the way up up up up to my hotel..  I will head home early as I have port and brandy to try to sip while I listen to BBC…yes all for 500 rupees
 
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So I love Gangtok..it is a cool place. I thought I would hate it as it is a city and after the peace of the country,but it is charming; it has lots of parks, ridges,walks and killer views from my window.
 
The 5 hour jeep ride was great.  we had a clear day so it was amazing…but now I am so tired.   I now have Internet after a week on intermittent connections and I have electricity after a week of black outs for hours at a time.

Yuksom is a two hour jeep ride from Pelling; it is the first capital of Sikkim. Yuksom is a nice little “when Sikkim was born”. On the way I some thatched houses on the high slopes and also white rivers which we crossed by suspension bridges.  Yuksom has an old gompa which is a steep climb above the village; Yuksom is more atmospheric then Pelling, but you will not see the Himalayas.
Monastery at Khecheopairi Lake

Monastery at Khecheopairi Lake

 

Monastery at Khecheopairi Lake

Monastery at Khecheopairi Lake

 

 

 
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  1. Whitmore November 20, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Hi Marilyn

    Hope this works – all is well in Rudlin but the weather hovers near the freezing mark and we had a few flurries of the white stuff last night. Your plants are all well (will visit tomorrow) and the Christmas cactus in the dinning room is blooming!

    Joy arrives on Tuesday and we will take your car out to the ferry to pick her up – it should have a bit of exercise by now in any case. We were meant to go to Parksville this weekend but changed to next week end – hope the weather is better then!

    Your trip sounds great except for all the problems caused by the volcano – glad you got things back on schedule.

    Love the blog…………P & D

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