Attack of the 135-foot guru

Guru Padmasambhava

Samdruptse hill, near Namchi, Sikkim, India.

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Tea, glorious tea!

On a day off from school, I visited Namchi, a small city in Sikkim where I had some business. The trip gave me an afternoon out in the beautiful hills of fine Sikkimese tea.

Of course, I didn’t actually get to drink any of the tea as it was being freshly picked. But it’s still a wonderful place to while a few hours.

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Hello, Himalayas. So nice to meet you.

The mountains came out to play

The Kanchenjunga range of the Himalayas, as viewed from a balcony in Namchi, Sikkim at about 6 a.m. late last month.

It was incredibly hazy; I needed a few seconds to distinguish snow-capped peaks from clouds on the horizon, hence the grain and contrast adjustment.

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