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The best of the best of Tibetan Art and Iconography
Review of Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Gangtok by koshkha

Advantages: Beautiful exhibits with good signage
Disadvantages: You do need to be at least a bit interested in Buddhism to appreciate it.

...looking forward to visiting the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. I had in my mi ... Read review

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fab by mumsymary
Great pics by dkm1981
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17.04.2014 11:39
How The Coffee Shop turned me into a human being
Review of The Coffee Shop, Gangtok by koshkha

Advantages: The best cake in India
Disadvantages: It's a hell of a long way to Gangtok

Indianís fabulous Ė the cake isnít I love India and thereís so much to admire about the place. Fantastic historic attractions, wonderful people, amazing natural beauty and then thereís the food. As a fishitarian, Indiaís one of the few places in the w ... Read review

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Crocker or Lee, I wonder? Yummy-looking photos. by pgn0
Fantastic review xx by sweetdaisy
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14.04.2014 22:26
The ruins of the second capital city of Sikkim
Review of Rabdentse Ruins, Pelling by koshkha

Advantages: Beautifully neat and tidy with stunning views
Disadvantages: A bit of a trek and no facilities when you get there.

Not quite Disneyland The tiny Himalayan town of Pelling in the state of Sikkim is not overly blessed with world-class attractions. Thatís not a problem because you donít go there expecting Disneyland; you go for the views, the mountain air, and to es ... Read review

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E* by ladyofflame
'I live in fear of missing something really spectacular – though it rarely happens' - Totally feel that line. Will be back to rate :-) by ladyofflame
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11.04.2014 20:45
The Base for Visiting Angkor
Review of Siem Reap (Cambodia) by dkm1981

Advantages: Excellent sights - especially angkor
Disadvantages: A bit touristy

Siem Reap is the capital city of the Northern Cambodian Siem Reap Province. The city itself isn't a particularly remarkable city, but there are some things about it that are really great and there are some things you should know to help you enjoy everythi ... Read review

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I want to go *stamps foot* by Essexgirl2006
Brilliant review - this is somewhere I really want to visit. by buzios

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10.04.2014 12:51
Incheon is an inch on perfection...
Review of Incheon International Airport, Seoul (ICN) by vicambulate

Advantages: Clean, Well-equipped
Disadvantages: A tad busy

This airport, in my opinion is one of the best in the world. The airport spans a large amount of space so there is inevitably the possibility of the drag of having to make a long journey to make it to international departures. This however, is not really ... Read review

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18.03.2014 14:09
Handy and Crafty?
Review of Directorate of Handicrafts and Handloom, Gangtok by koshkha

Advantages: I like to hope it's making a major contribution to training local students......
Disadvantages: .....but as a tourist attraction it's a bit of a 'miss'.

Thatíll come in handi(crafts) During our visit to West Bengal and Sikkim in October 2013, we stayed twice in the Sikkimese capital city of Gangtok. The first time we were just passing through and our main tourism programme was during our second stay. ... Read review

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well reviewed x by angelboouk123
Excellent by Listerbelle
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02.03.2014 19:33
One of my favourite restaurants in my favourite city
Review of Dekevas Restaurant, Darjeeling by koshkha

Advantages: Excellent comfort food and friendly staff
Disadvantages: Can get very busy though wasn't during this second visit.

Dekevas Darjeeling Dekevas Restaurant is located on Gandhi Road, close to the junction with Nehru Road, one of the main pedestrian streets in Darjeeling. Itís not the quietest of locations because every single car coming up the hill to the roundabout ... Read review

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Excellent review. The first time I came across momos was in Bhaktapur and there they were enormous and served by the pair. by hiker
Excellent review x by Graygirl
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28.02.2014 12:01
Heaven modelled inside with heavenly views outside
Review of Pemayangtse Monastery, Pelling by koshkha

Advantages: Fabulous location with spectacular views and fascinating things inside
Disadvantages: You will have to use your own imagination to work out a lot of what's inside

...will almost certainly visit the Pemayangtse Monastery. Iím not psychic and I donít have any special itinerary-predicting powers, I just know that there ... Read review

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Back by Listerbelle
Excellent x by dawnymarie
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25.02.2014 10:50
Mooching in Mussoorie
Review of Mussoorie by koshkha

Advantages: An easy introduction to the hills
Disadvantages: Not terribly much to do

...got around to writing about Mussoorie itself. Whilst Kemptu is bizarre and rather entertaining, itís most ... Read review

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E! by angelboouk123
Entertaining - given that there seems so little to it. by hiker

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05.02.2014 14:03
Delhi's Giant Lotus Blossom
Review of Lotus Temple / Baha'i House of Worship, New Delhi by koshkha

Advantages: A fascinating building and a fascinating religion
Disadvantages: Not everyone will love the lack of bling

A Lotus at Long Last I had been to Delhi many times before I finally went to visit one of the most famous modern buildings in the city, and indeed the whole of the country. Quite why it took me so long to finally visit struck me as a bit of a mystery ... Read review

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Smashing review xXx by Deesrev
Great review, E x by Wee_Jackie_163
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03.02.2014 09:28
Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay
Review of Tara Palace, Gangtok, Sikkim by koshkha

Advantages: Fantastic location and breathtaking views
Disadvantages: Dodgy wi-fi and not the best food.

...two listings for hotels called Tara Palace in India and both were requested by me. Both are hotels I rate very highly - although the two are totally different. One is my favourite cheap Delhi hotel, and the other is an up-ma ... Read review

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Well done you! by hiker
e :o) by euphie
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10.01.2014 16:59
Top Things To See in Kuala Lumpur
Review of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) by happysh2009

Advantages: many to see in a small area.
Disadvantages: no personality

...2013 I was staying in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which was the last stop of my travel in this country. I took a four hour bus from Cameron Highlands to arrive KL Sentral. Brief information about Kuala Lumpur: Kuala Lumpu ... Read review

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Smashing review xXx by Deesrev
I seem to remember the National Museum being very interesting, although it has been 20 years since I was there. by Essexgirl2006

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27.12.2013 23:01
Putting a (holy) foot in it.
Review of Khecheopalri Lake, Near Pelling, Sikkim by koshkha

Advantages: Beautiful views, perfect clean, fresh air
Disadvantages: Best avoided when it's really busy

Lake Life Khecheopalri Lake is located about 30 km from the small town of Pelling in the west of the Indian state of Sikkim. We visited whilst we were staying in Pelling and it took around one and a half hours to drive there. This is pretty typical o ... Read review

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Yay! I am able to rate this one at last, courtesy of Chrome browser on my smartphone - a sign of the times, perhaps? Merry Christmas to you and yours. by pgn0
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21.12.2013 19:46
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Top Things To See in Penang
Review of Penang (Malaysia) by happysh2009

Advantages: many things to see and good food to try
Disadvantages: a bit hot

...to arrive the jetty of Penang Island. Brief ... Read review

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Pulau means island so pulau Penang is Penang Island. The state is called Penang too but without pulau. State is negara I believe. by catsholiday
Somewhere I'd be really interested to see. by torr

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20.12.2013 02:34
Dosed up on Dosas
Review of Frank Ross Cafe, Darjeeling by koshkha

Advantages: Great views without the queues
Disadvantages: No cake - but that's not necessarily a bad thing

The Hit List If you consult any list of recommendations on where to eat in Darjeeling, youíll find that everyone says you should go to Glenaryís, a very English tea shop thatís been filling tourists and locals alike with hot drinks and cakes since th ... Read review

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Excellent review x by Graygirl
Fab and the coffee looks great by Pam222
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11.12.2013 09:05
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