Swiss Guest House

Kharsumphe, Bumthang, 32001, Bhutan | Hotel
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The Long and Windy Road

A travel blog entry by marybc on May 18, 2014

14 photos

... mottled grey colouring) & a photo op of the Fort and King's castle (where a gentle monk was quietly sprinkling rice as he wandered along the roadside feeding the ants!) we crossed our fingers and began the treacherous journey on the only road connecting east and west. We've been on a lot of roads in the world that are in less than adequate condition but never have I seen a main road like this! About half of the four hour drive was on dusty (or very ...

Paro Festival

A travel blog entry by mrs.khaki on Apr 15, 2014

1 comment, 4 photos

... ferried around Paro to see what birds were lurking there instead. Of course, Mr K and I had already seen a lot of the local birdlife already. Mr. K threw himself in though and I quietly observed the group and wondered how we would all get on for 2 1/2 weeks. I hoped they wouldn't think me strange for not having the same passion for watching our feathered friends….

Friday 2nd May

The birding trip has come to an end and I am pretty certain the group do ...

A 55 metre buddha

A travel blog entry by russellgibson on Dec 01, 2013

... performing a skit to raise awareness of HIV / AIDs and bands playing traditional and western influenced music to entertain the people. After dinner we headed out to a local bar to listen to some music. The bar owner set up a lap top to an amplifier and had a mixture of music to play. Thre was no playlist set and often the music would stop, the owner was very happy to see me choosing tracks to be played and I was more than happy to ...

WE HEAD EAST

A travel blog entry by c2miller on Apr 29, 2013

Today we visited Trongsa Dzong, built in 1644, which is a spectacular sight being situated at a strategic location on a mountain spur high above the Mangde Chu (river). For centuries the Dzong controlled the east-west trade and the only road or path connecting east and west Bhutan passed through the courtyard of the Dzong. The Trongsa Penlop (governor) was so powerful that he could close off the massive doors of the Dzong cutting off ...

Thursday, Bumthang area

A travel blog entry by ldhensel on Nov 01, 2012

12 photos

... cannibalism in Bhutan). The leaf represents flesh, the Areca is bone, the lime brain, and the red juice blood.

Today we visited a number of nearby monasteries and temples. Our first stop was to a 7th century monastery where the Tsechu festival continued. The religious portion of the holiday occurs in the morning with prayers starting in the temple about 4 AM. The service was just finishing up when we arrived at 9:30. After the people filed out, Corrine and ...

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