In a Sikkim House

 

old Sikkim man

 

This is in the kitchen area. The old guy is an uncle in his 80s who limps about with a staff quite a lot, dispensing instructions. The young girl is by the cooking fire inside. There is no chimney, the smoke clears out most of the time through an opening left in the top side of the building. The best structures are made of wood and clay, and are a lot warmer than the modern buildings in the tourist areas of Sikkim during winter. To the left is a brown container with a long brown straw sticking out of it. This is for a thomba - a fermented millet drink like a primitive beer, which is unique and tasty and eventually potent. Probably nutritional, too.

 

 

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