The sumptuous aroma all around and the sound of chanting of the Buddhist mantra gave me the much-required peace of mind. With opulent landscapes, my trip to Sikkim was magical. My Mountain of Stress was right! For once, he had let me free and given me a chance to get rid of him. I will not say that I hated him completely. Most of my deadlines were met because he was by my side. But then he took away my ‘me time’. The journey to the garden of war was an exhilarating experience! To add on to the my date, I met so many other fanciful beings too! My companions for this trip were the mushy Rhododendrons, exquisite river waters and cottony snow-clad mountains (My Mountain of Stress’ uncles, I guess). They were a treat for my sore eyes.