Current Whereabout: Gangtok, Sikkim
Since I last wrote about India I’ve traveled a lot in a short period of time, all the way from Fort Cochin to Gangtok where I am right now and have been for a few days.
See map below of where I have traveled: Fort Cochin > Pondicherry > Chennai > Howrah/Kolkata > Siliguri > Gangtok:
Gangtok is a small town nestled in the Eastern Himalayas (it’s the capital of the northeastern region called Sikkim), and I like it here, it’s cleaner (although the hotel where I’m staying is not!), and the weather is such a relief!
It’s cooler and more comfortable than in South India right now where the temperatures are just going to continue to rise.
People are different here too, there’s definitely more smiles to see, more laughing and joking and people talking with each other regardless of gender etc.
The language sounds funny to me as a foreigner hearing it, it sounds like a Chinese mixture of some kind and I think the language is called Sikkimese.
And people are shorter here too! It’s fun to feel taller than others for once 🙂
I’m leaving tomorrow for Darjeeling (in West Bengal) where I have booked a room for three nights and after that I have no plans or bookings at all.
I might stay for longer in Darjeeling if I like it there or I might leave for some other place and go back to Sikkim (it’s only a few hours away, maybe a couple of hours or so, not sure).
My permit expires on the 28th and since I like it here (it’s like visiting a new country!) I will probably stay here until then.
Here’s a Facebook album with pics from both from Gangtok and Darjeeling;
>> Click Here.
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