"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

En Passant..

Having left the lake of dreams our minds returned to less lofty aspirations.
In the short-term, I was happy to settle for tea.

A simple lodge was found and refreshments ordered.

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Then, after exploring a giant Buddhist prayer wheel

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And the local shops

 We headed back to Pelling.

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Pictures taken in Sikkim.

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4 responses

  1. It appears there is some stiff competition for “Colonel Sanders” in Sikkim!

    In the event you have are not acquainted with said Colonel: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonel_Sanders

    October 5, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    • Colonel Saunders reached England long, long ago..
      He also maintains an outpost in Cochin but, as far as I know, has yet to penetrate the Himalayas!

      October 5, 2011 at 8:31 pm

  2. Toffeeapple

    Are those chickens on the seat? Even they are colourful. I would love to have real Indian Fooding, it is all Bangladeshi here. Not that there is anything wrong with that but it is different.

    October 5, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    • Yes, they’re chickens!
      When back in the UK , I now tend to avoid “Indian Restaurants”. What they serve is perfectly palatable – but definitely some sort of fusion cuisine.
      As for the Keralan restaurants I’ve tried in London, they’ve been truly disappointing. Dalila, my wonderful cook, uses only coconut or sesame seed oil in preparing food and spices. Much heavier oils are used outside of south India. It profoundly alters the tastes and textures of food.

      October 6, 2011 at 7:28 am

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