October 17, 2010

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

Wikipedia: Crows Lake in Sikkim

Tonight I head off to the land of tea and Lepchas and Bhutias for a visit and to meet two old college friends. Darjeeling is wonderful at this time of the year, but I have to stock up on Benadryl and warm clothes somehow. I’m also going to spend a few days in Kalimpong and Gangktok, Sikkim, where my top priority after seeing my friends is to get to see as many places as possible, then regrettably drunk for what may be something like we did back in college. My friend told me she’d understand if I wanted to chain myself to the bar.

I am also going to eat every possible meat I can lay my hands on and have some decadent fun that involves alcohol and Valium.
Well, I shall trust my old friend to deliver the goods, or fun in this case. Now, it's off to bed early and a prayer that a good, long sleep awaits me. Making a note that it is past my bedtime now, I shall presume that a long sleep may not be applicable, but I'll hope for a good, restful one anyway.

To all you who sleep tonight, I bid you good night! And to God, I'm really a nice, harmless girl; please let this journey be as painless as possible.

It's not often that I feel like a glamorous jet-setter.

But every once in a while I do.

Like now.

This has been a glorious week. I gave the band Vampire Weekend another listen - 2 albums (21 songs, and a full 60 minutes of new music) earlier this week (Thanks to Ajay). Just listen to this track ‘The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance’ below. That, quite decidedly, does not sound like anything you’ve heard before. It also, quite decidedly, got me very interested in what the rest of their music would sound like.

As we transition into the greatest season (yes, I do declare that the melancholy days of B’lore Winter are the best of the year) I only thought it proper to post this track as I watch the leaves fall outside in the wind.

I’ll miss you almost as much as you’ll miss me. Have a fun week and enjoy the rest of your October. Cheers.

8 Pulses Say:

manuscrypts said...

have fun! and ping when you're back! if in gangtok, drop in at allen's kitchen. awesome food. :)

Naveen Roy said...

Have fun....

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Gosh.... Going places to have great food and adventures. And dizziyingly soaked in alcohol for good measure!

Keep on doing this and you'll end up a merry hobo. Just kidding :)

Rahul Saha said...

Hey I just returned from Sikkim. Never been a fan of Darjeeling or Gangtok but now love the hidden corners of Sikkim.

Anonymous said...

Hey have fun!!! :)
And try Grilinctus-Non Narcotic anti allergenic cough syrup. Way better than Benadril :p
tc :)

illusionaire said...

Looking forward to the pics! I'm also going to Delhi tomorrow and will be back hopefully next week. We'll swap travel stories! :D

Eveline said...

@manu: Best vacation I ever had. :)
And thanks to your recommendation, I did check out Allen's Kitchen. Nice momos and fabulous chutneys to go with it! :)

@Naveen: Thanks! :)

@Shadowthorne: I can't even tell you how often I thanked God for the bed to lay my throbbing drunken head on every night. Whoever invented those things needs a big kiss! :)

@Rahul Saha: You did?? Oh, pls tell all about it soon. Mail me!
Both those places are sooo dreamy!

@Choco: Didnt need it!! Had more than plenty of alcohol. :)
Although, I might need to try your brand someday ;)

@illusionaire: Kima! Have a great trip!! Be back soon and mail me about it!

Rahul Saha said...

Haven't been to your blog in a while so didn't see this - next time you're in Sikkim check out a small tiny place called Dzongu, a 3 hour drive from Gangtok. Stay there a day or two, you will be the only tourist there and will keep going back like me.