Tag Archives: Bhutan

Across Bhutan

So far we’ve been witness to several “cultural” events.  We stopped at an archery tournament, visited a dzong and witnessed a once a year dance to cleanse out evil spirits, attended a yearly festival in Wangdu and happened on a … Continue reading

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Thimpu

Our first stop today was the Iron Bridge. Bridges were made of wood, until a Tibetan bridge-builder named Thangtong Gyalpo came along and introduced using iron to support the bridge deck.  Great chain links span the river and support a … Continue reading

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Archery and Peppers

It was early to rise this morning we were trying to pick up L&R at the airport in Paro at 10:15, and it is a 5 hour drive away. We hit the ground running at 4:30. As we left the … Continue reading

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Counting Down

We are a week out and have, for the most part, everything in place. Now it is just the waiting. I, being my cocky self, don’t think we should have any trouble adapting to the unfamiliar, Debbie, whose job it … Continue reading

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Bhutan Update

Just as we were to walk out the door on our way to Bonaire we received an email from Druk Air informing us that the flight to Bhutan has been cancelled. Not even delayed, it has been completely removed from … Continue reading

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Jig Saw Complete

We need to purchase tickets for the intervening three legs of travel. After a night in Kolkata we plan to go to Darjeeling and after our trip into Bhutan we want to go, to and from, the Andaman and Nicobar … Continue reading

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Bhutan Flights

As I said previously we start booking this trip in the middle and will work to either end. We decided to arrive a few days before the Bhutan tour starts. We are going to trip about north India first. This … Continue reading

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Bhutan May 7, 2011

Today I was researching meds. I use a couple of websites to see what vaccinations and what malaria prophylactics are required for where we are going; The Treehouse City Guide, http://treehouse.ofb.net, and IAMAT, http://www.iamat.org. The Alberta Health Services site will … Continue reading

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Bhutan May 6, 2011

I spent part of today trying to sort out the long flights from Edmonton to Kolkata. The internet can be frustrating. I know there are flights that leave here at decent times, with good connections and, with a minimum of … Continue reading

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Bhutan to Now

Debbie and I have a bucket list, or at least a short list, of where we want to go in the next few years. Ever since we read that Bhutan calculates its wealth on the Gross National Happiness Quota and … Continue reading

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