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Bhutan: A Peaceful Easy Feeling

Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | Views [512]

THE EAGLES COULD HAVE BEEN SINGING ABOUT BHUTAN.  The quiet Buddhist vibe is a welcome change from the chaos of India.  The air is cleaner, the rivers clearer, the forests greener, the people are more gracious and birdsong, not hooting car ... Read more >

Tiger's Nest

Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | Views [573]

THERE IS LITTLE THAT CAN COMPARE WITH A WALK in the woods, birdsong and pine scent filling the air.  When the destination is Taktsang Lhakhang,  the famous Tiger’s Nest monastery, even the two-hour climb becomes only a minor obstacle.... Read more >

The Queen Mother at The Paro Festival

Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | Views [663]

“SHE IS THE QUEEN,' THE POLICE OFFICER TOLD ME, referring to the elegant woman leaving the Paro Rinpung Dzong.  Actually, she was the Queen Mother, the former Queen.  Amazingly she stopped to talk to Connie and me, asking where we were ... Read more >

The Talo Festival

Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | Views [1095]

TALO TSECHO, THE TALO FESTIVAL, BEGAN TENTATIVELY as if the performers were sizing up the audience.  Clashing cymbals and hooting horns announced the first act, a trio in red masks who clowned and cavorted as the audience settled in.  Today ... Read more >


Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | Views [549]

EVEN A PACKAGED TOUR HAS ROOM FOR IMPROVISATION.  We were scheduled to visit he Talo Festival in Punakha that began today but Penjur got a tip that it would be better to visit tomorrow when the full complement of dancers would be there.  So ... Read more >


Sunday, 6 Apr 2014 | Views [613]

FOLLOWING THE ITINERARY SHOULD BE EASY, driving on Bhutan’s roads more of a challenge.  I don’t think we have seen a straight section of more than a few hundred meters.  Bhutan is a land of hills, mountains, valleys, gorges and ... Read more >

Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon

Saturday, 5 Apr 2014 | Views [533]

I CONFESS.  BECAUSE WE ARE VISITING BHUTAN on a package tour I did no research.  None.  This is the way most Americans approach a trip – pay the money, show up and listen to the guide.  But what could we possibly need to know ... Read more >

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