Friday, November 2, 2012

"How Brave Are You?": Sikkim

For the first time in over 1 1/2 years, Kristie left Rebekah overnight and headed to the mountains just north of our little town for a "work trip".

We should not really call it a work trip, though, seeing that tourists come from all over the world, get their special permit to enter the former mountain kingdom, and hike around some beautiful hills.

The adventure starts on the way up as you are confronted with mountain rivers traversed by shady bridges...

Which only a confident local or crazy tourist would venture onto...

(Yep, Kristie fits one of those categories.)

 You see the evidence of the landslides that make travel into Sikkim more 'interesting'.

But the payoff, even if you do not hike into the mountains, is wonderful, with cool weather year-round and afternoon views of some of the highest peaks in the world.

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