Uma by COMO, Paro
Travel Blogs from Paro
Well - they take their airport security seriously in only one place at the Kathmandu airport. We went through customs who just waved us through without even looking at our passports, then we went through two other security checkpoints and then we came to one separated by "Ladies & Gents". Included is a photo. We were all confused as the many …
I don't remember much about landing in Nepal, I was falling asleep, and it is just a quick stop before heading to Bhutan.
Landing in Bhutan was very interesting and not for the faint of heart. The plane flies between the mountains and it is quite windy. As we were in the final approach, the pilot suddenly pulled up and started circling. Apparently the wind ...
... we were met by Chorten our tout agent, with whom we exchanged many emails while organising our trip. After a chat he presented us with 2 bottles of Bhutanese whiskey.
We opted for a rest till dinner time.
Got together with the group for a drink before and after dinner. Had to try that local whiskey. Listened to music (Tony led a quiz for music from the 70s. Great fun, but we packed it in by 9). It had been a long ...
... the next 9 days, think I might be in more need of it then!!
Will sign off for now. It will be a while before we are next able to update this blog. Hoping we shall have some interesting tales to tell after the next leg of our adventure! Apparently, it gets easier after these 9 days so if I can get through this… survive climbing to 5000 meters… then you shall be hearing more!
Much love The Khakis xx
... then head back down the hill. We now head to the 7th century temple Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. There is some damage from an earthquake a few years ago, but restoration has been very successful. We walk around the temple 3 times before heading back into Paro. On the way I find a house with a "penis" painted to ward off demons. We finish the day with wandering through Paro. I buy myself a penis so that I also can ward off any demons which might have me in their sight ...
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