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This is what I call a room with a view!! Best hotel, best scenery!!!
5 stars service Had a great experience!!
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Another lovely sunny day, hoping it remains dry for the trek but wet weather gear is packed. The housekeeping ladies giggled at our outfits on our way to breakfast, not surprisingly as we were dressed almost identically in top to toe khaki clobber, 'You look like twins, tee hee hee… or you are from army?'
Kinley and Dorji piled our …
After a good nights kip in our beautiful wooden lodge and a slightly dodgy morning of feeling all at sea due to ghastly malaria tablet side effects washed down with an 8% local brew... Mr K and I met our guide Kinley and the driver Dorji for a tour of Paro. First stop the local Museum where we saw a fine array of 18th Century masks. Some quite …
... but took us 7 hours all up bouncing around at 20 - 40ks, we may have hit 50 ks occasionally but I don't think we got above 50 at all.
The scenery was spectacular - massive mountains, snow caps, going over high passes, the beautiful rivers in the valleys with rice fields, pine forests, some parts almost tropical vegetation with vines and ferns, little creeks on the bends, small villages hugging the road, roadside stalls, all sorts of things ...
... good at meditating! Maybe he was watching me as I tried very hard to clear my mind. This past year I've done a couple of meditation workshops and am actively trying to get better at it everyday. After this we headed to a resturant for tea...well Numbgay had tea and I opted for Druk 11000, which is a very strong local beer! 8% and I was pretty tipsy when I headed back to the hotel! It was a good day and tomorrow Bhutan's most famous site - the Tiger's Next Monastery ...
... at the airport. We then talked briefly about my Nepal trip but will have more of a detailed meeting with them when I return from Nepal. After I left the office, I went to get some clothes. I am optimistic that I will eventually get my luggage but who knows when this will be. On top of that, with the rain in Kathmandu and predicted for the next few days in Bhutan, I needed a few changes of clothes in case I get soaked. There was a North Face ...