Kalimpong, West Bengal (back home again)

by Basquin July. 31, 2009 7452 views

Tenzing and Chaying in their home on 10th Mile. The photos above Tenzing are of his father on top of Mt. Everest.

Chaying's husband, Mother, her son Tenzing, her father and herself. Her family are all Tibetan although her husband grew up in Sikkim. Her mother and father don't speak a word of Nepali, Hindi or English and talk to us gesturally. Tenzing and shy and only says hello to us because he has too. Chaying's husband works in the Indian Army for the Tibetan Border Control in Himachal Pradesh and only comes home three months a year. This was during one of his ten day visits with his family. He will be home for two months in November over winter just in time for Chaying's next baby. When Chaying had Tenzing, her husband was climbing a mountain and couldn't come home in time. She had an emergency cesarean and had to stay in the hospital for two weeks. She has no brothers or sisters and had to call a cousin to come from Gangtok to stay with her parents and bring her food to the hospital while she stayed there. She is looking forward to what she hopes is a little girl so she's not so lonely.

Me and the kitty I found hanging around outside. She is the most affectionate cat ever (don't show this photo to Angel please). I kept her for a couple of days and then found her a home at my friend Bappa's but she didn't like it there so he gave the cat to his maid who lives on a farm and so far so good except the cat is pooing on their bed. Which is funny because when the cat lived with me she would always ask to go outside, do her business and then come back in. I wish I could've kept her. I also have my new glasses on.

Hanging out at the Kalimpong Market in Haat Bazaar with Dan and Matt. It is a typical misty, rainy day although unlike Darjeeling Kalimpong gets a lot of sun too I just don't have many photos of it.

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Roberto Alejandro 10 years ago

This set is awesome, and so are the colors.
I like number three, it goes to my favorites.

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