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Forum: Darjeeling Feb 23rd, 2011, 13:51
Replies: 5
Views: 2,178
Posted By inji makpa
Yes, looks like possibly till April. Good summary...

Yes, looks like possibly till April. Good summary on kalimpong.info
Forum: Darjeeling Feb 23rd, 2011, 07:54
Replies: 5
Views: 2,178
Posted By inji makpa
jcw25, Kalimpong is most definately included...

jcw25,

Kalimpong is most definately included in the Morcha strike zone. I was there through January and we had increasing instances of strikes. Similarly, Darj, Kurseong, Mirk etc

Siliguri is...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Feb 20th, 2011, 07:52
Replies: 7
Views: 1,686
Posted By inji makpa
Mae, Presently there is a 4 day break in the...

Mae,

Presently there is a 4 day break in the strike. It is very hard to say how long the instability will last - its really been going on and off for nearly three decades, so its not going to stop...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Feb 18th, 2011, 07:48
Replies: 7
Views: 1,686
Posted By inji makpa
indiabeth, The NH31A highway to Sikim is...

indiabeth,

The NH31A highway to Sikim is subject to blockades during the bandhs (strikes). It can be difficult to get through and you may miss flights/trains. There has been some talk of the...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Feb 17th, 2011, 09:33
Replies: 7
Views: 1,686
Posted By inji makpa
There is presently an indefinate strike...

There is presently an indefinate strike throughout the West Bengal hills. The local Nepali people are escalating their pressure for a separate state called Gorkhaland. Whilst the agitation has been...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Feb 17th, 2011, 08:54
Replies: 81
Views: 10,762
Posted By inji makpa
In our household we're calling it NDM-1. We have...

In our household we're calling it NDM-1. We have some reason to do so, my wife is just out of hospital after contracting the bug in ... wait for it ... New Delhi.

But regardless of where she was...
Forum: Health and Well Being in India Feb 16th, 2011, 08:23
Replies: 6
Views: 1,729
Posted By inji makpa
A Steripen, or similar ultraviolet device, can...

A Steripen, or similar ultraviolet device, can save you from spending your time in India in the loo. Use one on all water you drink regardless of the reliability of the source.

At Calcutta airport...
Forum: Sikkim Feb 10th, 2011, 15:12
Replies: 14
Views: 2,785
Posted By inji makpa
This pretty much sums up the WB Govt advice - ...

This pretty much sums up the WB Govt advice -

"Stay away from Darjeeling: West Bengal govt to tourists"

www.dnaindia.com
Wednesday, Feb 9, 2011, 18:19 IST
Kolkata, PTI

The West Bengal...
Forum: Sikkim Feb 10th, 2011, 04:15
Replies: 15
Views: 1,925
Posted By inji makpa
Berni, Might be more to worry about than Yaks or...

Berni, Might be more to worry about than Yaks or Yanks. See the latest update on the situation around Darjeeling and consequences for Sikkim below (from www.kalimpong.info)

"Wednesday, Feb 9,...
Forum: Sikkim Feb 7th, 2011, 17:29
Replies: 15
Views: 1,925
Posted By inji makpa
No worries. I see there are mumblings by the...

No worries. I see there are mumblings by the Morcha that they intend increasing the level of agitation. Like you say, all you can do is watch the situation and have a good Plan B up your sleeve.
...
Forum: Delhi Feb 4th, 2011, 09:25
Replies: 40
Views: 5,709
Posted By inji makpa
Indian Mynas have thrived in Australia where they...

Indian Mynas have thrived in Australia where they are killing the smaller, less aggressive native birds!
Forum: Sikkim Feb 2nd, 2011, 08:44
Replies: 15
Views: 1,925
Posted By inji makpa
Yes, you can go via Tashiding and Ravangla and...

Yes, you can go via Tashiding and Ravangla and down to Singtam. Quite a long days drive, be we did it starting at 6am and finding a hotel in Gangtok by 6pm. Tashiding is worth a stop to see the...
Forum: Sikkim Feb 1st, 2011, 09:22
Replies: 4
Views: 2,181
Posted By inji makpa
Sujoy, Thanks, absolutely agree. Keep a safe...

Sujoy, Thanks, absolutely agree. Keep a safe distance always.

I was also taught years ago that when confronted by yaks on a narrow trekking trail, always move to a safe spot on the uphill side of...
Forum: Sikkim Feb 1st, 2011, 09:17
Replies: 15
Views: 1,925
Posted By inji makpa
Berni, Pelling is about 3 1/2 hours from Kalimpng...

Berni, Pelling is about 3 1/2 hours from Kalimpng via Melli, including a stop for a bite to eat.

We stayed at Hotel Kabur - LP recommendation. I think you can do better if you look around - some...
Forum: Scams and Annoyances in India Jan 28th, 2011, 16:49
Replies: 40
Views: 25,519
Posted By inji makpa
Very funny ... this scam was operating in 1988 on...

Very funny ... this scam was operating in 1988 on my first visit to India!

India has changed a lot in 23 years, but it seems some things never change.
Forum: Sikkim Jan 28th, 2011, 16:25
Replies: 15
Views: 1,925
Posted By inji makpa
In January, we had 5 days showing our 13 & 10 yr...

In January, we had 5 days showing our 13 & 10 yr old daughters around Sikkim.

Try Pelling in Western Sikkim for really close up views of Kanchenjunga (closer than Darjeeling).

Nearby (about...
Forum: Sikkim Jan 27th, 2011, 11:52
Replies: 14
Views: 2,785
Posted By inji makpa
Also just back from Kalimpong / Sikkim. The NH31A...

Also just back from Kalimpong / Sikkim. The NH31A to Sikkim was blocked at times by Morcha supporters. Some vehicles were turned back on certain days and the promise of border police keeping the road...
Forum: Sikkim Jan 27th, 2011, 09:27
Replies: 4
Views: 2,181
Posted By inji makpa
Dangerous Yaks at Tsomgo / Changu Lake

I'd like to make all travelers aware of the danger posed by the yaks grazing near the lake at Tsomgo, a.k.a. Changu, in North Sikkim.

We nearly lost our teenage daughter to a charging yak that...
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