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... roads with no pavement to be seen. Washouts seem to be commonplace and the pavement, when there is any, is about the width of a car and a half. Big trucks hauling heavy equipment from India squeeze past us forcing our tires to the edge. On one corner a gravel truck sat with two of it's 8 tires in mid air. The driver had built a fire to warm him as he waited for help which may or may not reach him. The narrow, twisty switchbacks took us up to an elevation ...
... odd as have spent a fair chunk of time doing my creative 'stuff' rather than continual birding. Thankfully, Mr. K knows me well and knew I'd not enjoy the experience as much as he. It makes me so happy when he sees a 'special rare' bird and captures it on camera. There will be some amazing shots on Flickr when we get home… a particular favourite of mine are the Horn Bills.
Typically, one afternoon when the two of us took a stroll together near camp I had a ...
... we have to stay at Bangkok for 1 night, and took the earliest flight the following morning with Druk Air to Paro International Airport. The flight took at least 3 hours as we have to stop by Dakar, before flying in to Bhutan. The moment the plane was approaching the runaway at Paro International Airport, it feels like I was in the middle of a roller coaster ride, as it passes through a valley and strong winds ahead, the plane was literally going from left to ...
... between eastern and western Bhutan. Trongsa Dzong is the ancestral home of Bhutan's royal family. The first two hereditary kings ruled from this dzong and tradition still dictates that the crown prince serve as Trongsa Penlop before acceding to the throne.
On the hill above the Dzong is a watch tower called the Ta Dzong which has been converted to a National Museum. The watch tower was built to guard the main Dzong and to ...
... 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 the ...
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