Travel Blogs from Phuntsholing
I left Thimphu on Friday morning to go to Phuntsholing on the border with India. It was a field trip to gather more information on import processes. But it was also a chance for me to see the country - and I am sharing with you.
Leaving Thimphu about 10:30 - the driver, an inspector, myself and the driver's family, we heading south. Although only about 150 km, I was told the drive would be about 6 hours because of ...
... did seem to deteriorate with the occasional landslide being cleared away and driving through low cloud. We arrived at our hotel which was full of armed police and security with guns as there was a government official staying and every time we looked out of our window there was a policeman with a machine gun facing us. At least we will be safe tonight. Tomorrow we cross the border back into India and Doejee has arranged for an Indian driver to take us on to our next stop which is ...
... to find ourselves inside the (massive steel) safety fence designed to keep the rhino at bay, but we do like a bit of adventure so this was not a problem!As luck had it we had a telly in our room so after a pleasant dinner (i.e. lukewarm but with chicken) we headed to bed early in preparation for our 5.30am get up to go on an elephant ride.Elephant rides remain a moral dilemma for me. The mahoots clearly like and look after their elephants and the elephants seem utterly ...
... sleeper class with the fear of your luggage to be gone, so it was a sort of a broken sleep with a the rolling of the late train when ultimately we reached NJP station. We are still in India.
A black colored, short high-ted, wearing a 3 quarter grayish green (faded) trouser, with the cheapest available sandals, a cream check shirt which probably was washed 1 month ago, mustache with black and white combination evenly spread and an attitude that says nothing. I know ...
... pakora (crushed Bengal gram with onion, deep fried). And we had our lunch at 2 pm, rested till 4 pm. Location of the jungle camp is soothing and peaceful, across the road is Chilapata forest and behind is green fertile field of Bengal.
Forest guard reported at 4 pm to take us to the forest for 90 minutes sfari on our own Tata Sumo driven by ever reliable Dipen Thapa. He is a character. He kept us in good humour all five days we were with him. He ...
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