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 first hour was on the road to Paro (airport) and while it is a difficult drive, there is at least one lane in each direction.
Turning off to Phuntsholing, the road turned into a one lane for both directions, with some places where cars could pull over onto the shoulder.
Think about a road with go cart track curves, placed on a mountain side, so you can't see around the curves with cliffs ...
... 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 ...
It was inspired planning on our part to keep yesterday light and easy after the trek of the day before. We had a massage and hot stone bath which was immediately soothing and relaxing and we were ready for the drive to the Haa Valley today.
Haa Valley lies to the south west, close to the Indian and Chinese borders. Not surprisingly, it is also an army base. To get to Haa, we had to drive through the amazing ...
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- Free parking