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Today we will be seeing the sights of Thimphu and then heading back to Paro. I was up early for breakfast then downstairs waiting for Pem and Numguy to arrive. I wandered over the road and found a archery site. Archery is the National Sport of Bhutan. There were many men getting ready to commence a tournament. It was the most unusual thing I have …
... world we were from and it was an opportunity to show them the Falmouth postcards I'd been carrying around for weeks, I gave them a couple to keep along with some seashells and some stickers for the younger children (this group were 13/14 years of age) I also gave them a piece of Cornish tartan ribbon. They were not dressed in their traditional clothing, sporting instead tracksuits and wellies! Again, not what we had expected. It was a lovely ...
... br> The best part was people watching. The ethnic costumes, the different ethnic groups, the monks and the festive atmosphere were all wonderful.
Normally there is a ceremony which ends the blessings and then the huge Tanka is rolled up and is taken away.
However soon after we received our blessings there was an announcement that the King was coming to the festival. A long red carpet was laid out and a ...
... Shhhh…. No rain!
We arrived at camp after 8 hours of walking, 11 ½ miles and according to my ipod Nano (pedometer) 25,159 (exhausting) steps! Miraculously, no blisters, our feet hadn’t suffered at all thanks to the expensive boots we had treated ourselves to. Worth every penny!
The crew used an old draughty stone hut for their lodgings and kitchen. The table for two ...
... You 'might' see in a photo that Jono slapped on rather a lot!!
We took a leisurely hike up, up, up the mountain stopping frequently to catch our breath and take in lots of water. I started off sounding like a steam train but thankfully, became used to the high altitude and felt fine by the time we were level with the Tiger's Nest monastery. Kinley took us inside to see all the temples (sadly no photography ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsOlathang Hotel Paro
The hotel is high on the hill above Paro. It looks like an old style fort or house. The room are all heated and have traditional painting inside. There is no Wifi in room but it available free of charge at reception and bar.
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