From the small city of Gangtok, it was about a 45 minute shared jeep drive, followed by a 15 minute up-hill walk to get to the Tibetan Ranka Monastery.
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I encountered the world’s best beer name at a bar in Darjeeling, India.
34 hours.1 taxi.1 share jeep.1 overnight train.1 bus ride.3 autorickshaws.1 bicycle rickshaw. In 20 months abroad, my longest continuous period of travel was the trip from Gangtok, Sikkim to Bodhgaya. We passed a young woman in a bright, flowing silk sari talking to a man and my mind couldn’t reconcile how such a beautiful woman […]
Sikkim is a former Buddhist kingdom nestled along the Himalaya, bordered to the west by Nepal, the north by Tibet, and the east by Bhutan and China. About 30 years ago, India took the reigns, yet its unique identity is still reflected throughout the state. Narrow, winding roads are etched into the sides of steep […]