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After a first night in the country I wake up to a gloomy and cold Thimphu. Packs of dogs did their best to keep me awake during the night, but

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Bring on the dzongs!

Waking up to yet another sunny day in the Punak Chhu valley. After a light breakfast I sneak outside for some quick morning views before departing for Wangdi. The hotel

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Zaaaaii, pom charim…

Six days into the trip and I can finally rejoice at the pleasure of having caught some kind of cold or mild influenza. Having finally managed to fall asleep in

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Ai, chhö bjachichi du!

Waking up in the annex I fall prey to the usual tug of war; and as usual the warm bed always seems to lose in favour of a cold water

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Ready, Set, Gho to Bhutan!

Okay, that title may not make sense now, but I promise it will soon! The highlight of our India/Bhutan tour was — Bhutan! We wish we had planned to spend

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Dancing policeman enforcing no smoking and no traffic lights policy

We leave after a small lie-in and head to Thimphu, the capital of this magnificent country. The road is in a surprisingly good state, mainly considering the sheer drops of

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Crouching Tiger? No Sir, Flying Tiger, Sir

8 am. I am tired, my vision is blurred and I want to lie down. But it is a fantastic sunny day, perfectly suited for our trip to Taktshang Goemba,

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Where time and space does not exist

Amazingly, for the first time on this trip I wake up on time and manage to go outside before Tshering arrives. We head directly to the festival grounds and notice

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Dramatic Entrance to a Dramatic Land

21/09/06 Paro, Bhutan With 30 minutes before landing, the pilot announced the time and expected weather conditions in Bhuta, before adding For those of you who are flying to Bhutan

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Capital of Bhutan

23/09/06 Thimphu One of the most famous Buddhist Lama masters of Bhutan was Lam Drup Kinley, better known as the Divine Madman, and certainly my favourite character from all Bhutanese

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