gali gali sikkim!
On the way from Bagdogra airport to Sikkim
At our first halt...savio caught this local guy catching fish with his bare hands:)
Sam and Sugandha buying Khiras for the gang
Wow..that was devoured fast...n Bruce is wondering 'Where's my Khira!!'...he he
Ahem...Do not disturb!...talking to bhabi:)
Now waiting for bhajjiyas...the Khiras were just to wet our appetite...yes we were really very hungry!!
Beautiful flowers adorning the window of a cute little hut.
The Sequeira family going gali gali sikkim!
Teri toh...i was gonna click your picture!
Gangtok market...here we come!
Incredibly clean...this place was recently done up...wasn't there 2 years ago when we were here.
Ahhh....Baker's Cafe's scrumptious goodies at unbelievable rates!
The entire range of delicacies!
Still @ Baker's Cafe
The entrance of Baker's Cafe
Savio's fav---Hello Kitty...he was really fascinated by this....brought back childhood memories i suppose...oh wait he still has a hello kitty bedsheet....he he he
That's us approaching Baker's cafe
And here we are finally and started hogging already!
Sorry...no pictures of food...couldn't wait!
These pretty little flowers were all over the place...as common as dug up patches all over Bombay...he he....sorry for such a bad comparison.
There's the bee relishing the flower
One of the windows of the Rumtek monastery
ey wait!...im not ready yet
In deep thought
Enoying the serenity of the place
How weird is this flower
Forget the flower....how weird is this animal...i mean whaat it ees!!
At least this one looks familiar, although i don't know what it's called:(
The real web designer! :)
This is a bindow
Mai aur maina!!
Ulti conducing roads!!
View from the Cable car in Gangtok.
Little Pia really enjoyed this ride....kept chanting 'wow' 'beautiful' throught the ride...cho chweeet!
This effect was created because of the camera flash...love it cos it has captured Pia, the amazing view outside and my amazing foot :) he he
Picasso at work!
This was the most amazing place that Lama took us to...but can't name it in fear of it being discovered...ssssshhhh!
That's me with lama (left) and his students
Can you see an eagle's head in the rock...dunno if this was carved or natural
This is the school where Lamas sis teaches. What a cute little school.
On the way to Kalimpong
Dr Graham's school in Kalimpong
That's David playing basketball
The church within the campus
Am Seq's work of art
Savio's art work
Me doing my bit on the wall
Waiting for breakfast!!
Breakfast...he he he
I see u baby...
Lunch break at Gedu's.
Coffee break place on the way to Thimphu
Candy ass n his lil bro!
Enjoying coffee in the lawns just before the dogs came to disrupt the party!
Yummy breakfast at Art Cafe in Thimphu!
Wondering what to do next
Inside the Art cafe...Am in conversation with the owner...blocked by Bruce:)
Dav seq by the window
Mom n daughter...lost in translation
Buddhists at the Zhong chanting their prayers
Prayer wheel...in isolation
Butter diyas at the Zhong
Speak no evil, Hear no evil, er...smell no evil??
Fluttering prayer flags
At the Takin preserve
The Takin - a unique animal associated with Bhutans's religiopus history and mythology
Pia and me doing sum masti
A beautiful lampshade throwing its reflection on the diyas around it at the library in Thimphu
An amazing door handle
View outside the library
The Thunder dragon!
Sugandha and Savio posing for the camera
Hindi chini bhai bhai
Savio giving gyan to the artists at The Vast in Thimphu
Eurico and Nikhil with Gelo and his team of artists
Thats me n Nikhil with Gelo n his team
The Tiger's Nest...simply breathtaking...well literally cos it left us panting by the time we reached up there...phew!!
Some people were too exhausted to smile.
Eurico in meditation
Long way to go from here!
Nikhil almost climbed up the mountain to make way for the horses!!
on the way back...me and Sugandha had to really try hard to smile!
Sam n Savio cooling off their heels after the trek.
The Paro bridge
Plane about to land at Paro Airport.
Our vehicle was actually stopped here to let the plane land for security reasons. Imagine this happening in Bombay!!
Looking back at Paro
On route from Paro to Phutsholing
Darjeeling at night
A beautiful house surrounded by flowers in Darjeeling
Can you count the birds sitting on that tree?...ah if only there was sunlight u cud see the lovely shade of yellow on the birds.
Me and Bruce enjoying breakfast at Glenary's in Darjeeling
View from Glenary's
A walk in the clouds
Flowers in the wild...can u believe it?
First sight of Kanchendzonga that made me wanna cry out loud! The cloud looks like an alligator spitting out the mountains!
Close-up view of the Kanchendzonga
Thank you Eurico for the binoculars...it was awesome watching Kanchendzonga up close!! Almost felt like we were there! BTW this is clicked with the zoom lens and not the binoculars...he he...just in case u were thinking...
Second sighting of the Kanchendzonga...the next evening...didn't expect it since it was raining the whole day! Lucky us
Oh shucks...Bruce is taller than the Kanchendzonga...he he he
This was a naughty little brat pestering his sister.
Grown up children...hee hee
Savio and his tall wife!
Trigger happy...as you'll see in the next couple of snaps!
ye shaam mastani madhosh kiye jaye
Sun setting over the Himalayas...what a fantastic experience!
Can't get enough of the Himalayas!
oh I almost forgot to take a pic of the sunset which I'm otherwise obsessed about...all because of Kanchendzonga!
Roof of the world!
Back to sunsets...now that the Kanchendzonga was no more visible.
On top of the Windamere terrace.
Last glimpse of the sunset
Windamere hotel...where we are going to stay next time in Darjeeling @ 8000 bucks a night...of course after selling our flat in bombay....hee hee
Bruce definitely wants to come here for his honeymoon....hmmmm..is anyone listening
Savio is busy staring at some one else's food...as usual!
Glenary's restaurant where Bruce, Savio and me had our last supper in Darjeeling!
Here it is again bid us farewell on the day we left!
Kanchendzonga through my glares!
Flower garden at Batasia loop in Darjeeling.
The famous Darjeeling toy train!
And it arrived at Batasia loop just when we happened to be there...can't believe our luck!
Bloody people squirming out like worms spoiling my picture!
Yes this is what everyone was busy doing...taking pics against the train...and this was the only available part of the train!
Voila! I got on the train. Thank god those squiggly worms didn't discover this side of the train!
Off for a ride!
There...i finally managed to get more of the train minus the worms.
The great soldier!
Tea gardens through polaroids!
The road to Bagdogra