Travel Blogs from Samdrup Jongkhar
... nothing is ever forgotten.*
Including, it would seem, the true art of archery. Forget your carbon-fibre bows, your counter weights and your sights; the true art of archery is firing an accurate stream of arrows at a man-sized target, in rapid succession. This is the way they still do it in Shillong.
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"If you are a good human being, then the skills and knowledge you acquire will benefit the whole society. Otherwise, it's like giving a weapon to a child"
Jigme Khesour Namgyet Wangchuk - People's King of Bhutan
This quote sums up the ideal that Bhutan is striving for. Everywhere there are signs encouraging you to be a better person. Eat well.... don't litter... be kind to all people (especially tourists)... strive to be the best you can be ...
Woke myself laughing about our forthcoming wedding day! Dreamt everything went horribly wrong and it was like one of those naff TV progs that show people's video clips... a sign I am starting to think about home.
As we had a shorter trek ahead of us (5 hours!) we had a later start to the day. Mr K took himself off in to the surrounding forset for a spot of birding while I sorted out which clothes smelt least and washed my hair! had a natter ...
As we had lost our 'spare' day due to change in itinerary, today which was going to be a much needed rest day, had to be a trek day.. so this is what the schedule told us:
Merak - Miksa:
From the camp, walk to the edge of the village and start steep climbing for two and a half hours to a small pass which has the last view of Merak at 3900 meters. From there, very gradual climb for two hours to Nangchungla at 4100meters. After the pass, ...
Now 13 strong, we headed off to the Bhutanese border. Along the way we stopped at a small village market. Within moments we attracted a large crowd of onlookers who were very curious about from where we came. It was a matter of dueling cameras. They took pictures of us while we took ones of them.
Just before crossing into Bhutan, we stopped to have a box lunch among the tea plants. Assam, the state we were in, is known for its tea. The women, always women, ...
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