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Oct 5, 2009 - Drive across border to Phuentsholing, Bhutan

05-10-09 Departing for the Bhutanese border town of Phuentsholing we drive (approximately 6 hours) through the vast tea estates of the Gangetic plains of Bengal. Approximately one quarter of India’s tea is grown in West Bengal state. On arrival there will be time for a wander in the town. Indian road signs "Hurry Burry spoils the curry"; "Enjoy the valley - it's not a rally" Up at daft o clock to leave West Bengal and drive over into Bhutan. We are aiming for Phuentsholing - the early start due in part to the uncertainites of border...

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Jan 3, 2009 - Back to the Bhutan/Indian Border

HIGHLIGHTS • Drive back to Phuntsholing DETAIL Apparently everything happens in three’s. First my flight to Kathmandu turns in to a fiasco as I cannot get a direct flight from Paro, secondly lovely British Airways doesn’t know their thing from their elbow and now there’s a landslide on the road back to Phuntsholing. I decide to skip visiting the museum and so we make our way to Phuntsholing anticipating the probable wait due to landslide. But all is OK and we pass where the landslide occurred and we, well Sangay and Tashi have lunch as I am...

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Dec 27, 2008 - On towards the Bhutan Border

HIGHLIGHTS • A bumpy ride and an enjoyable ride to Jaigaon, a border town in everyway with Bhutan DETAIL I do some emailing and head to the bus station for the noon bus and crap, the bus is full. So I get a seat for the next at 2:00pm and go back and make arrangements for a flight to Kathmandu. The reason: I don’t really want to take an 18 hour overnight bus ride where suspected Maoist’s are robbing passengers. I have heard that the Maoist actually give receipts for monies stolen – isn’t that nice. I head back for the bus and meet up with a...

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