Red Pandas and Blue Sheep

Although the district of Darjeeling (a part of West Bengal) seems quite Himalayan to the many holidaymakers coming up from the plains, it is considerably lower than most of Sikkim. … Continue Reading →

The Divine Right of Kings

After Rumtek and our reunion with Raj (to say nothing of a change of clothes) we set off to explore West Sikkim. Yes, this postage stamp sized state boasts four … Continue Reading →

Resting in Rumtek

Our driver and guide eventually admitted that the landslide on the road back to the capital would take more than a few hours to clear and explained that we would … Continue Reading →

Stairway to the Gods

Well, here we are sitting in a queue of backed up four by fours while the Indian Army attempt to blast a path through the latest rockslide to open up … Continue Reading →

Into the Mountains (Sikkim)

We have made it to Gangtok, capital of the tiny mountain state of Sikkim, but a great deal of Hindu puja, Christian candle lighting and Buddhist wheel spinning will have … Continue Reading →