Eastern Himalayas - a retreat

Started Oct 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
Jos van Eekelen
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Re: Eastern Himalayas - a retreat
In reply to zambie, Nov 1, 2012

Hi Zambie,

In fact I have been in Darjeeling twice, first in 1985 on the way to Bhutan and in 2000 for a trip to Sikkim. It's a nice coincidence, last weekend a friend of mine who is preparing for a trip to Sikkim asked me some details about the region. I checked my notes and a lot of memories came back.

It's true that we tend to ignore our direct neighourhood. I must have driven a certain road near my hometown (West-Brabant, Netherlands) at least a couple of times every week for 15 years when a local newspaper pointed me to a nice hiking track just a few hundred meters away from the road. I wouldn't have thought of it without that article.

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