Kaila Choenzem Guest House

Bumthang, Bhutan | Hotel
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The best French Fries in the Himalayas

A travel blog entry by wolfsea

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The drive from Throngsa to Bumthang was rather short. But as always, the roads are one winding story. Turn after turn after turn. And a twist on the turn after that. Either going up or going down. Steep. Tall mountains upwards, deep deep valleys underneath. Bhutan driving.

Still, approaching the Bumthang valleys, the road straightend out …

Chiles n Cheese

A travel blog entry by cartermalloy

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... clouds only to descend again, catching glimpses of monkeys all along the way.
I should probably note we've been eating Bhutanese cuisine every meal since we arrived. Luckily this involves a few curries, plenty of vegetable dishes (we steer clear of the unidentifiable meat dishes), and our favorite chiles and cheese. You will find chiles drying on the tin rooftops of almost every house here in the country, and they definitely help to liven up the all too familiar ...

Divine Dochula & a Dramatic Dzong

A travel blog entry by shyam_t

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... and using his foot as a wedge - quite ingenious - and effective, since I didn't slide off the edge!

Inside the monastery, prayers were in session and the priest came around blessing everyone with what we realised later was a wood and ivory phallus...so we were blessed with some entirely unnecessary fertility.

Today, my shoelaces kept coming loose with a vengeance...resulting in the kind Rinxin tying them for me...twice. This was cause for much mirth, with Shobs ...

Friday, Bumthang to Gangtey

A travel blog entry by ldhensel

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... br> Here are the nine domains that fall under the pillars (I'll spare you the 75 indicators):
Good governance (again); Psychological well-being; Health; Cultural diversity and resilience; Community vitality; Standard of living; Time use; Ecological diversity and resilience; Education.
I find it interesting the range of areas included, particularly cultural diversity and time use.

A quick recap of the day's activities. We left the central section of Bhutan ...

Tuesday, Mongar to Bumthang

A travel blog entry by ldhensel

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... of shagginess on the front half.)

The Bhutanese are very conscious of environmental issues. Repeatedly, I have heard how they don't want to end up like Nepal, another mountainous country, but one that has experienced significant environmental degradation. Tashi talked about how the culture, the essence of Bhutan, revolved around the natural environment, and if that was destroyed, the culture would be lost. So the government ...

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsKaila Choenzem Guest House Bumthang

    Reviewed by wolfsea

    Still the best French fries in the Himalayas

    Reviewed Apr 18, 2011
    by (12 reviews) Oslo , Norway Flag of Norway

    Nice courtyard guest house. Nice rooms, good service and cool locations

    Midnight at the Kaila
    Bumthang, Bhutan

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Kaila Choenzem Guest House Bumthang

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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    Midnight at the Kaila
    Bumthang, Bhutan