Friday Travel Pic, Sanga Choeling Monastery

Serenity!

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People and Places, East Sikkim

An incessant talker Amma, stops by my room, every morning – next to which is her garden. Even at over 80years, she is very active and I see her working in the kitchen, which is opposite to my room, or in her garden which is what I see outside the window of this tiny room that her son and daughter-in-law have rented out to me. Beyond her gardens, the view opens up into a panorama of lush mountains enveloped in mist.

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Driving into the Clouds

This tranquil road in North Sikkim leads to Gurudongmar Lake – one of the highest lakes in the world. Sikkim is very special to me for one too many reasons.

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Sacred Khecheopalri Lake in West Sikkim

This picture has a story with a happy ending but that which starts with an unpleasant experience. Read on.

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Top Three Himalayan Campsites

Though I love everything about trekking in the Himalayas (esp.), I also look forward to the campsite where I’m going to spend time, resting, walking around, eating, star gazing, sometimes trying to read/write without getting distracted by the amazing views but always-always getting awed by the vistas.

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Hello Autumn

The clouds tired of raining,

drift leisurely across the mountains, into the sky

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