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Approaching Dzongri la  

Approaching Dzongri la

Sikkim: the Indian/Nepali hybrid in golden wellingtons

May 20th 2013
Our retreat back to Siliguri and India, by the cheapest local bus available, was a breeze. The expected old jalopy was actually roomy and comfortable, and - contrary to the outward equivalent journey - we emerged at the border in the morning with all our belongings. A further bus dropped us back in Siliguri, conveniently outside the Sikkim tourist office where permits are readily available without ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
20th May 2013

Incredible mountains! Incredible India! Hard to believe it's terrain is so varied! This is a million miles from my memories! Great pictures!

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