Travel Blogs from Paro
... You could see the monks preparing for the day while listening to the many birds sing their morning song. The trek took us through a dense forest dripping with reindeer moss that glistened in the morning dew. We were so early we had to wait for the monks and police to open up the gate. Taktsang is sacred pilgrimage site where it is believed a great mystic (Padma Sambhava) flew on the back of a tigress to the site and spent time in a ...
... a transit stop in Bagdogra, India.
The good news was that our guide Thinley and driver Pem were waiting patiently for us - they hadn't even been told of the delay! They took us to our hotel, we checked in and were immediately whisked off to lunch in a local restaurant.
Paro is a city where they kept their traditional architecture. Even new buildings are built in the traditional style. Beautiful colours and decoration around windows and doors, with distinctive ...
... of feeling all at sea due to ghastly malaria tablet side effects washed down with an 8% local brew... Mr K and I met our guide Kinley and the driver Dorji for a tour of Paro. First stop the local Museum where we saw a fine array of 18th Century masks. Some quite fearsome looking and others depicting animals. We shall see them in use during the Tsechu festival on 11th April which we're really looking forward to. Then a room full of slightly dodgy taxidermy learning about the ...
... head of demons, which was causing
illness to lineage.
Paro is one of the most beautiful valleys in
the country and Bhutan's only airport is located here, it is located
among the terraced fields, and elegant farm houses. Willow trees line
many of the roads, contrasting with bright colors of the fields and the
most popular and important sites also found within Paro district. Paro
town (2,280m) is still a small city with one ...
... to make sure we had the best of the best. How cool is that? It was quite exhilarating flying in. The whole plane clapped when we landed. It was that challenging weaving in and out of mountains that looked like we were getting awfully close. It was cool and scary!!!
But check out my pic of Everest from the plane!!!!! Is that frickin frackin AWESOME???? The weather was perfect!!! The entire one hour flight was beyond stunning. The snow ...