We were booked to stay in Pelling for two nights:
An area renowned for its staggering views of the high Himalayan peaks.
Before leaving Kerala, I had seen this picture on the hotel’s website:
Unfortunately, our arrival coincided with poor weather.
Awakening the next morning, I could hear no rain. I drew back the curtains with great expectations.
And was greeted by this:
Alternating dense mists and heavy rain persisted for the duration of our stay.
The hotel was not set up for wi-fi broadband and, in this high mountainous terrain, my mobile could find no signal.
No views, no email, no sms.
We sought the consolations of the flesh:
Sikkim cuisine was sampled,
And I seem to remember we took a couple of Hits…