Hotel Druk Phuentsholing
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... cleaner roads. Even the 'exit tower' between Phuntsholing and Jaigaon displayed this tasteful architecture.
Our taxi driver who was to take us into Paro the next day, had booked us into Hotel Namgyal- not a great place to be, but was good enough as a one night transit point. We had dinner at Kizom café- a veg pizza, which was quite decent.
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... was at least one baby close by and I kept taking monkey photos for as long as they walked around. We also had the chance to take some photos of people on buses and trucks and wave and feel generally happy about being part of the human race. This is the one of the best parts of being a tourist - when we are greeted by local people and they are smiling or waving.
The trip notes talked about our drive through the Gangeitic plain and ...
... the amount of tourists and a proportion of the fee goes towards education, when you consider Doejee our guide who is 32 remembers when they first got electric in the 80s you look at the country now and feel they haven't done bad. He did say that they get a lot of aid from India. What goes around comes around! We set off around 10:00 after visiting a small factory making paper out of bark which was quite interesting but not enough to part with our cash. I knew the trip would ...
... in spite of being enormous! For an hour we wandered around the forest atop our great grey throne. We saw a couple of one-horned rhinos really close up which was brilliant and just a touch scary. We also saw a King Cobra but that was less brilliant and less scary as it looked a bit like a big, black **** really! Loved the trip though and for a tenner each, a bargain.Back at the lodge we arranged a Jeep tour of the park for late afternoon and went for a walk in the surrounding area ...
... and Namgay started laughing for no apparent reason and watching them we couldn't help but join in and we were all laughing hysterically and were reduced to tears! It was a lovely way to end this amazing trip - with so much laughter and happiness!
I hope that all that makes Bhutan so lovely will never be lost and that it will always retain its charm and beauty and remain the world's last Shangri-la.