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BHUTAN | Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Hong Kong

HONG KONG | Wednesday, 7 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery

Hong Kong
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The search for Becca's Perfect Gift - Hong Kong in a day

HONG KONG | Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | Views [709] | Comments [1]

Thursday October 1, 2009 We have one day in Hong Kong.  It started with Anne teaching a class first thing this morning due to the 12 hour time difference. As soon as the class was over, we talked to the concierge at the hotel and got a Macau map and ... Read more >

Tags: china, hong kong, macau, taipa


Four Countries in 12 hours

HONG KONG | Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | Views [472]

Well our trip to Bhutan ends today.  We got up early, ate breakfast and then went to the airport.  It was emotional saying goodbye to our guide and driver.  We were surprised to see both Druk Airlines airplanes on the tarmac at the same time.  These ... Read more >

Tags: bhutan, hong kong, india, paro, thailand


The reason d’être for our trip

BHUTAN | Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | Views [1330] | Comments [1]

The reason d’être for our trip happened today.  We climbed to Taktsang Monastery which is also known as the Tiger’s Nest.  This monastery is the best known shrine in Bhutan and all Bhutanese people will try to make a pilgrimage here at least once in ... Read more >

Tags: bhutan, paro, taktsang monstary


Big Festival in Thimphu

BHUTAN | Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | Views [586]

Monday September 28, 2009 Beautiful day for the festival, but we had an embarrassing start when the guard at the gate deemed our Capris inappropriate.  Our guide made a quick cell call for the driver to return with out clothes.  We made a quick ... Read more >

Tags: bhutan, paro, thimphu


From Wangdue festival to Thimphu

BHUTAN | Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | Views [651]

Sunday September 27 This morning we attended the Wangdue festival. During the event an elderly lady stood next to me.  After talking I learned that she was from Denmark by way of Isle of Skye, Scotland. Quite fascinating to see that she was in Bhutan ... Read more >

Tags: bhutan, festival, thimphu


The National Animal

BHUTAN | Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | Views [900]

This morning, we hiked up to a good vantage point for seeing the sights of Thimphu.   Prayer flags were flying everywhere, and you guessed it . . . Cows were roaming everywhere.   If we haven't stressed this point, let me do it now.   Cows are sacred.... Read more >

Tags: bhutan


Bhutan and more Temples

BHUTAN | Saturday, 26 Sep 2009 | Views [619] | Comments [2]

Friday, September 25, 2009 After a teaching session and buckwheat pancakes for breakfast, we were anxious for our visit to Jampel Monastery, the oldest one in Bhutan.   It was built in 649 A.D. and was filled with older people – all of ... Read more >

Tags: bhutan, jakar


Bumthang

BHUTAN | Thursday, 24 Sep 2009 | Views [360] | Comments [1]

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009 Blessed easy day. Before leaving Throngsa for Jakar, we stopped at a wonderful museum funded and restored by the Austrian government.  They took a 17th century tower in ruins and performed a miracle.  While we were in the ... Read more >

Tags: bhutan, jakar, trongsa


Gallery: Bhutan

BHUTAN | Thursday, 24 Sep 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Nepal

NEPAL | Thursday, 24 Sep 2009 | Photo Gallery

Kathmandu
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To the heart of Bhutan

BHUTAN | Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | Views [515]

Tuesday September 22, 2009.  With the time difference Anne had to teach 3 more college classes that started at 5:00 AM local time and went to 8:30AM. Anne and I stayed up until after midnight last night grading her papers and getting her caught up ... Read more >

Tags: bhutan, thimphu, trongsa


Arrival in Bhutan via Everest

BHUTAN | Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | Views [1582]

Monday September 21, 2009.   Early this morning, Jennifer took a small plane ride to get a close up view of Mt. Everest. It wasn't as thrilling as our landing in Paro, Bhutan.  A picture (or video) is worth a thousand words.  Take a look. We were ... Read more >

Tags: bhutan, paro, thimphu


Dawgs in Kathmandu

NEPAL | Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | Views [490]

Sunday September 20, 2009 Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-... Read more >

Tags: kathmandu, nepal


Kathmandu, How DO you do?

NEPAL | Sunday, 20 Sep 2009 | Views [747] | Comments [1] | Video

Saturday September 19, 2009   Leaving Lhasa, we were thoroughly searched, and our temperatures were taken.   There is much that could be said here about the situation in Tibet but will not be at this time.   I can safely say, however, ... Read more >

Tags: kathmandu, nepal


Searching for Shangri-La

CHINA | Sunday, 20 Sep 2009 | Views [503]

Friday September 18, 2009 Shangri-la is not a place. It is within yourself. Today, we are free.   No tours, no excursions, no climbing.   And today we with replenished our carry ons with all clean clothes.... Read more >

Tags: jhakong monastary, lhasa, muslim area, old town, tibet


This is the last steps ... I promise

CHINA | Sunday, 20 Sep 2009 | Views [631] | Comments [1]

Thursday September 17, 2009 We did not start our touring until noon today because my sister teaches college classes online.  She teaches 4 classes every Wednesday evening almost back to back over 4 hours back home.  But with the time difference the ... Read more >

Tags: lhasa, norbunga monastary, sera monastary, tibet


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