Hotel Druk Phuentsholing
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Hi all I'm writing from either Bhutan or India (can't tell, because there is no border here...you just walk back and forth). Going by the time on the wall, I'm guessing I'm in India ;) We are all a bit sad to be leaving Bhutan's cool weather and its friendly, accommodating people. We're also leaving our Bhutanese guides tonight and meeting the new …
Finally, after three days of travel, I'm in Bhutan. After all the planes, taxis and minibuses, the Bhutanese border official just took my word for it that I had a visa and let me right through....ha. I'm working off of dial-up at the Druk hotel (it took me 15 minutes just to get to the Travelpod homepage!) so this will be short and sweet (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.
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