Dylan’s Cafe happened after I left Shillong.
And the last few times I’ve been back, I had not had the chance.
so this time around, we made it.
It is supposed to be a tribute to our favorite Nobel laureate
since the city already celebrates his birthday every year on May 24th.
to bring 😉
During high tide, the Tori floats in the sea…
During low tide, you can walk on foot to the tori 🙂
teramachi means temple area
but we went there to shop
and while i got a few souvenirs
including a sword-like-umbrella
i got caught up with
the pretty cafes and
second hand books, CDs
that were there for sale
after sunset, the streets lit up
and the temple lanterns
indicated there was indeed
a temple in teramachi street
one of the most popular
zen temples in Japan
golden pavilion they say
and that’s gold up on the roof
but the interesting bit
is how Japanese girls
often wear kimonos
when they visit temples…
Last weekend we made it to Barsey Rhododendron Park
(a tiny break from g-town).
While we thought we’d be the only ones visiting the place,
the number of tourists and taxis lined up at Hilley
would make you want to return.
But Hilley was only the starting point of our hike.
And we could already see rhododendrons in bloom.
So, without wasting much time,
we entered the forest and found ourselves walking
the brown carpet and enjoying the occasional sighting of bright flowers.
Since it was all ready evening.
We pitched our tents for the night
but campfire was not allowed
still we managed to make instant noodles
for our humble dinner that night.
Halfway through our sleep in the woods,
we were woken by thunder and rain
which continued through the morning
that also brought surprise hailstorms for us.
While we were to hike back the longer route
we were not equipped for a long rainy walk
so we walked back the same way
through an all together different woods.