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... quick walk through the village and then headed out to the home stay. This house was definitely financially better off than my first home stay. We were led up to the kitchen area. Here there was a wooden fire stove in the middle. As is common in many Bhutanese homes, we sat on carpets where we were served milk tea and some snacks of roasted corn, roasted rice, and homemade cookies. They also had another stove (not electrical but ...
... of the alter.... they symbolize: bathing, flowers, food, light, drinking, perfume and incense.
- Pig symbol = Greed- Snake symbol = Hatred- Rooster symbol = Desire
-Women = Wisdom, Men = Knowledge... when you see statues of them copulating it really is just wisdom and knowledge coming together..... Hmmm
- Ara is the name of their rice wine.... they like to drink it with a fried egg in the cup.... ?
- Night ...
From Ghasa we walked along a dirt road for a few kilometers before heading into the forest and up...from 2,850m to 3,800m in Laya with the trees around up a variety of colours due to the start of autumn. Again, luck was on our side as the monsoon had ended as we arrived in the country and the subsequent sun had reduced the leach risk - something I had been dreading! We saw only a few people along the way, until close to Laya when we started to witness the remote lives that the ...
Day 3 and 4. We load up the car at 7am and settle in for an 8 hr drive. By settle in I mean get ready to be jostled around and deathly nervous for the rest of the day, due to almost nonexistent roads and spaces even a bike could barely squeeze through (at full speed of course). However, it proves to be worth the extra stress as we lay our eyes upon the most majestic landscape and monasteries imaginable dating back to the 12th century. Most passes we find ourselves high ...
Is the people you meet along the way. After a beautiful day of driving through hillside and visiting some temples, that night we met:
1.) and had dinner with Micah and Peter from Holland. They are motor biking across Bhutan which is very risky considering the narrow, cliff side roads (if you can call them that). They recently completed a trek in Mongolia where they decided to go guideless for 10 days with less than adequate ...
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