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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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... watchtower for the Paro Dzong (fortress). The latter being another commanding structure of the locale. A visit to this was to occur tomorrow. So back into town where the girls took off and canvassed the shops while Slim and I went looking for snacks and something to wash these down with. Large 750ml of "local lager" (which is generally served at room temperature) was $AUD1.50 (yes, no typo .. a dollar fifty) and the local Indian wine ...
The journey to Phobjikha Valley was certainly interesting - the east-west 'highway' we travelled on is a narrow, steep winding road snaking it's way through mountains, with heart stopping steep drops off to the side, in some places concrete blocks as a barrier but often nothing between you and the valley below. Almost the entire length is having road works to widen it, which is a great idea given that in many places two cars can hardly pass one another, but it ...
... away during my trip as I doubt they will keep lasting through all my travels. In any case, enough about boring clothes its time to explore! Numbgay and the driver picked me up at 8am and we headed to a famous stupa, which I learned in Tibet are these statutes that are built to warn off evil and local Buddhists will walk around these structures praying. This particular memorial was built by the queen in the memory of her son "K3" or the 3rd King of Bhutan who died ...
... the Brogpa people and we looked forward to a day off from trekking tomorrow. We learnt that it was a holiday for them the next day too.
6 dogs made themselves at home outside our tent... seemed rather sweet when we turned in but a couple of hours later they kicked off and didn't seem to be stopping! My shouting at them didn't help matters but soon after, Jigme came to the rescue and shooed them all away and we fell into a deep sleep.
... we demolished 3 courses and a bottle of Shiraz, the first since the flight out… bleddy 'andsome it was I tell ee!
So, the end of our first big trek. It was totally amazing, challenging and found I was a whole lot fitter than I thought! Now a couple of days being tourists and then the start of a 2 1/2 week guided birding trip with 6 American birders… will be very different experience!
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