Jakar Village Lodge
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I'm afraid that today's entry is a rather dry accounting of some of some facts and figures that I have been accumulating. The total population of Bhutan is 700,000! Think about that. That's the size of a suburb of Chicago. The largest city is Thimphu with a population of 150,000. 8% of the land is arable. The Bhutanese grow rice, millet, buckwheat and some vegetables but are not self sustaining. Their largest export is hydroelectrical power. The country is ...
... I spent a good half hour listening to the monks chant with drum and horn accompaniment. It was mystical. Then it was on to a new temple - beautiful and elaborate - built 7-8 years ago by the Queen Mother. Next stop -- an 8th century temple where the Guru Rinpoche meditated. This and the first temple of the day are considered to be the most sacred places in Bhutan. (BTW, there are only small 7th and 8th century parts in both temples.) In the back of ...
... our time in Bhutan protrayed to us that many words can be used to describe the Bhutanese people. Loyal, disciplined, spiritual, placid and humble are just a few that come to mind. Bhutan may offer tourists the amazing sites of the Himilayan mountains, picturesque green valleys, and historical and decorative monasteries and dzongs, but travel to Bhutan and you are sure to have the chance to meet the country's biggest asset, the shining, happy Bhutanese ...
... very welcome , we were advised by the locals of a few customs that they adhere to
, when the royal couple arrived and walked through the village , there was complete
silence , which is there way of showing respect , this was a unique once in a lifetime
We stayed 2 days in Kolkata on the return journey to england , and that was
another experience , to say the least .
... beklimmingen goed meevielen. Ik had wel niet gerekend op zoveel modder want had mijn sandalen aan maar met de nodige sprongen heb ik het eerste deel van de vallei zonder kleerscheuren doorstaan. Voor het tweede deel moesten we de rivier oversteken en vanf toen werd het moeilijker. Na een bepaalde tijd, bleek dat de regen van de voorbije dagen het pad totaal onder water had gezet. Waar dat mijn gids toen moeite moest doen met zijn stapschoenen, was ik in het voordeel ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking