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We move today from Thimphu to Paro: a short journey in our car of approximately 90 minutes. However, some unfinished business in Thimphu. Briefly: i) a visit to the general Post Office where we had 2 types of official postage stamp printed (Nu 200 .... about $AUD4) per sheet of 12. These stamps feature photos of ourselves and (in Bhutan and for international mail), serve as official stamps. So after preparing a few small letters, some of ...
The other day was another very sad day as we had to say farewell to more new friends, our Bhutanese guides Ugyen 1 and Ugyen 2 along with Yangki (amazing).
The 2 Ugyens took us to the airport and we were all pretty quiet as we knew that we would be parting ways. Some emotions at the airport and big hugs and farewells to our two crazy and amazing guides.
You all touched ...
... down the 1,000 m strip...we came to a stop and every one let out a breath of relief. We taxied to the small terminal and saw only 2 other planes prop planes..there are only 2 airlines that come in here and both are Bhutanese.
We deboarded down a gang way to the tarmac and walked to the terminal. We went thru a simple customs agent who was nice and smiling. We then went to the single carolsel and ...
... br> are many good restaurants in Thimphu. Food is generally costlier compared to
India. Cheapest veg momo = 50 nu, cheapest veg chawmin= 80 nu etc. which you need 2-4 plates to fill your
stomach Thimphu being the capital city, there are many rich people and
outsiders who can afford to pay high price. Low income local people don't eat
in restaurants, rather open their own restaurants. Hundreds ...
... of sinc cos I can't remember the next move. We have dance practice again both Saturday afternoon & Sunday morning so hopefully will not be too bad at it and should be abit of fun I imagine.
Although busy had time to check out and chill in some of the many meeting places, Karma café, Ambience Café, Cloud9, names seem to have a common theme! Thimphu is bigger than I thought it would be, lots of cafes & restaurants, market, shops, ...