Day 4: Bagdogra to Gangtok
I woke up at 8 am because I knew I had to cover only 123 kms. For the first time on this trip I had the luxury of time.
I was sitting in one of the finest coffee shop when a guest joined me. We were the only 2 guests at that time in coffee shop. Though, at that time, the way he was dressed for 8 am, I thought he was the manager. Appearances are deceitful.
*After a formal Hi and Hello's*
Me: Are you going to Sikkim?
He: No, I am taking my family to Darjeeling. And, you?
Me: well, I'm going to Sikkim. (I was so excited when I said that.)
*May be he didn't like my excitement.*
He: Just Sikkim?
*I don't know what that means, so I just shook my head*
He: Where did you come from?
He: Ohh, nice. I'm also from Noida.
Me: (in my head) No, you are from U.P. You are not "ALSO" from Noida. You are "JUST" from Noida.
He: I think I saw you before? Are we in the same flight?
Me: No, but we are in the same coffee shop, that's for sure.
*That was enough for a morning conversation.*
Then, the day started with what I call - some breathtaking views.
And, one hard choice: Darjeeling or Gangtok?
And, it ends with a stroll through MG road and a midnight coffee in Cafe Live & Loud.
I sat there for hours because tomorrow is not just another day.
Day 5 and 6: Journey to Gurudongmar Lake
The journey falls short of words. Short of pictures. Short of metaphors.
Avenger passed through some terrifying hills, mesmerizing valleys, breathtaking sunsets, eye-catching waterfalls, small villages, lush green landscapes, cantonments areas, broken bridges, bad weather and chills and thrills of Stone, Sand and Gravel roads with topping of mud.
Every now and then you will hear a sound of waterfalls that crashes on the rocks like the heartbeat of the world.