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... growing apples and potatoes (not much else grows there, however there is a government research farm which is testing other crops). These farms are owned by Tibetan refugees. They're considered political refugees and accepted by the Bhutanese even though they have been at war in the past. When the snows come the people migrate to the valley spending those cold months in a tent.Eventually, our churning stomachs intact, we made it to Punakha. This was ...
We were both up early, listening to dogs bark and waiting for the morning doves above us to start cooing. There is free wi-fi here, but only in the lobby and it is very slow and temperamental. Wile sitting here, waiting for reception, I asked the gentleman next to me where he was from. He was with the Stanford Alum group and he himself was from Shawnee Town, Illinois! He farmed 6.300 acres in a family farm and sold it over a period of three years or ...
Drove back into Jakar and then up the western side of the valley to the Jampey Lhakhang which is believed to have been built in 659. It is a fabulous little temple and was visited by Guru Rinpoche during his visit to Bumthang. It was mostly filled with old folk going about their daily devotions.
We started our walk from this point towards the next temple of Kurjey Lhakhang. This is a large, active and important temple ...
... came over and told the clerk to change our seats to the left side. And they were perfect. The total flight was just over an hour. About halfway through we saw the majestic Mt. Everest. It looked like a cloud on one side, but the pilot announced that it was snow blowing off the side. Unfortunately the day was a bit hazy, but it was still beautiful and exciting. Paro is between a narrow group of mountains and the plane seems almost as wide as the valley ...
... to burst into laughter! Did we really need this blessing at our stage of life?!
The walk back was so lovely, there was a cool breeze and the view was so peaceful, it was a wonderful feeling and I just had to stop on the hill and take it all in.
We drove on to the 'Hilltop Nunnery' (more like mountain top actually) and once again we were met by grand sweeping views of mountains all around. The nuns were out ...
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