Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Seeking Sikkim

Hubby and I went trekking across West Sikkim in India for 12 days. Let me be honest and correct my self...Hubby went trekking across West Sikkim in India and I went crawling, panting, limping behind him!

The kids were left behind with the Grandparents and "Nanda "in Kandy where apperantly they had a blast and hardly ever missed us.

Most of the people in Sikkim are Gorkhas of Nepalese origin and they were such nice, hospitable, humble people. I'd say 80% of the population, both male and female were so good looking. Everywhere we'd look there were men who looked like movie stars and Hubby claims the same for the women ;)

The temperature was between 7 and 12 degrees Celsius and I was COLD! (I hate cold!)

There are a few important things I learnt from this trip:
1. Life is so much easier if you have a penis to pee with.
2. I can hold my pee for hours on end without bursting my bladder.
3. My moods fluctuate with the thermometer. The lesser the degrees the fouler my mood is!
4. Best way to keep warm is to use the apparatus mentioned in no. 1 one way or the other ;)
5. I am a sunny kind of gal. I cant stand the Cold..did I mention I wore 4 layers of clothing (including TWO thermal underwear) underneath my winter coat?

Oh BTW, from the Indian High Commission in SL to the Sikkim House at Delhi (where u need to get a special permit to enter Sikkim) and all the people we met there told us we were the first Sri Lankans to go there!! Should have taken flags to plant where ever we went!

Enjoy the pics!

We had a day in Delhi where it was utter chaos. If there's a electricity breakdown, I have no idea how they'd figure out which wire to check!~!

Whole of Delhi was covered in dust and my heart broke for the poor trees. How do they breath?

Went from Delhi to Nawa Jalapaiguri in Brahmaputra Express in the Sleeper car. Express my foot. The train was delayed by 16 hours!!! 16 extra hours in a cramped space. Hubby got a ear full on future modes of transportation to choose when on vacation ;)

The washing machine at work at Suresh Laundry :P (He's churning the cloths with his feet!)

Finally here are a few pics of (out of about 700!) of beautiful Sikkim....








 Frost!! - Closest we've gotten to snow :)




11 comments:

  1. wowow awesome! I wanna be a momma like you!! so adventurous! :D And ROFL at point no. 4 haha...u'll have a hoot no. 3 on the way if you aren't careful! teehee!!

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  2. Reading your post begs the question on how one can keep warm using the apparatus mentioned in point one with four layers of clothing which included two layers of thermal underwear. It seems miraculous to me. On the other hand this place looks absolutely lovely. Thank you sharing the beautiful pics you just given me place to look forward to visit.

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  3. Amazing pictures, Hoot! Looks so awesome! And so happy for you guys, you deserve a long holiday! :D Awaiting more stories and photos from the trip... :)

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  4. Dee, judging from how cool your momma is you are going to be a great one :)

    CJ - Easy...you see, it keeps getting warmer while you play along and things keep coming off one by one! :P

    Janith..will post more pics on FB during the weekend :)

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  5. BTW CJ I just added the following to my post:
    "Oh BTW, from the Indian High Commission in SL to the Sikkim House at Delhi (where u need to get a special permit to enter Sikkim) and all the people we met there told us we were the first Sri Lanksns to go there!! Should have taken flags to plant where ever we went!"

    if you are seriously interested in going let me know and I'll forward you some useful links and

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  6. Thanks for visiting my state and showering praises on us.....lest we really deserve with

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  7. Hi Benoy. It was truly an awesome place! Actually after seeing our pictures several of our friends are now planning to go there :) Maybe I should ask Sikkim Tourism for a commission? ;)

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  8. "To boldly go where no islander has gone before" ;)

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  9. Wow.. wonderful adventure and indeed worth all the trouble to see places so stunning.

    PS: I'm amazed by the wired web in Delhi and the human washing machine at Suresh Laundry. :D

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  10. Super post! I would have loved this trip!!

    Great Kanchenjunga mountain range in the backdrop..it is like a heaven for me. Pictures are awesome.

    Travel tips - Spot on!.. ;)

    Would it be possible to let me know more details..how much it cost you..the itinerary etc..if you don't mind.

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    1. Hi Kirigalpoththa - check your yahoo mail :)

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