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... it quite quickly into Phuntsholing, after passing through Jaigaon (the town on the Indian side of the border).
As we had been told before, there was a palpable difference between Jaigaon to Phuntsholing. Phuntsholing seemed a different world from Jaigaon, which was filthy and noisy, being quieter with pretty Bhutanese buildings (with the trademark architecture- artistic rooftops and painted windows) ...
... bus, the movement, and the inconvenience. We were extra-blessed in this case because there were several Rhesus monkeys on the bridge. Almost as soon as I became aware of anything, I was alerted by Mick that a monkey had stolen someone's orange fizzy drink from his daypack and run off to drink it. I think I only got to see the drinking bit but I was as enthralled as the others by the monkeys, or rather macaques, walking around close to ...
Today we traveled from Thimphu to Phuntsholing which is the closest exit border into India, with no trains in Bhutan it was a case of making the six hour journey by car. To enter Bhutan you have to have use a government approved guide which is a set fee per day but it covers visas, transport, driver, guide, hotels and meals and we can't complain about the hotels, they say you will get a minimum of 3 star and I would say the standards for their gradings are high. The idea of this is ...
... the weight of passengers; but it still feels a bit wrong. However the elephants are in great condition and I genuinely don't feel that they are mistreated so we excitedly caught our lift to the centre of the park at 6.00am, to meet our mounts.We arrived in time to see several beautiful parakeets at the park lodge and there were a few deer knocking round to get us warmed up. Then our rides arrived and we got on with the main event...Our elephant was beautiful. Well kept and such a ...
... was delicious!
On our way back, we spotted a dear and decided to stalk it. We approached it tentatively and with all seriousness like we knew what we were doing ... thinking back it always cracks me up - we must have been such a comical sight!
It was a rather happy drive back through the mountain passes and hairpins again and at one point, ...
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