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... was to return to the car. This he did. Upon our arrival to the vehicle Slim was heavily engaged in conversion with a couple of local lads. Typically we all joined in: it was during the discussion, one of the lads indicated that he was studying economics in senior high school. I then seized on the opportunity to inform him that I was a former economics teacher. Not long after this here we are, this young lad and I sitting in a Paro street having an ...
... I have almost got the organisational structure worked out, from the top is the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, under this the Department of Forest and Parks Services divided into 6 divisions one of which is Forest Protection & Enforcement within this numerous sections one of them being us – the team on Forest Fire Management. Just four of us including myself have some responsibility for community education, fire planning, training of firefighters ...
... would not have liked being up in the small monastery with so many people. When we left we saw many locals coming in as well as tourist. After that I was ready for lunch and it was delicious! Afterwards, I had a relaxing massage with Tibetan massage oil that smelled like ginseng. They also played Bhutanese Prayer music during my massage which was a nice touch. Later, I returned to my hotel to pack a bit and rest. My legs felt okay from the hike but I usually feel sore the day ...
Today was mainly a drive day. We left Gangtey and drove for about three hours and arrived in Trongsa. Trongsa is right in the middle of Bhutan and is separated from the east and west by high mountain ranges. Here we visited the Dzong which is the largest in Bhutan, built in 1643. It is located right on a cliff, with a sheer drop off the one side. The first two hereditary kings ruled from this Dzong. Tradition holds that the ...
... with knees up to their chins. Pretty funny... especially when they joined us for dinner later! Dinner was a traditional meal for festive occasions complete with butter tea and aka (rice wine that tastes like pure alcohol). We were joined by our guide and driver as well as the Australians and a couple from Bali. It was great fun. Bhutan is a country in transition. There is still a great love for tradition, for their country ...
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