Bhutan (Part 6) – Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Tiger’s Nest (Taktshang Goemba) is one of the most iconic sights of Asia. While most people have seen a picture of the monastery clinging to the side of a cliff, Continue Reading →

Bhutan (Part 5) – National Highway Journey

This morning it was back on the bumpy, windy, dusty road that is the National Highway of Bhutan from Punakha to Paro. Nice to know that even the royal family Continue Reading →

Bhutan (Part 4) – Punakha

The road from Thimphu to Punakha was winding and juddering in many places due to the road works. Things in general do not proceed at a cracking pace in this Continue Reading →

Bhutan (Part 3) – Thimphu

Our journey from Paro to Thimphu (the capital of Bhutan) took about one and a half hours on a very windy road, peppered with labour intensive, yet low key, road Continue Reading →

Bhutan (Part 2) – Paro’s Tsechu Festival

The Tsechu Festival This was the penultimate day of the festival. As we were only in Paro for two nights, we had timed our visit perfectly. Pema led us up Continue Reading →

Bhutan (Part 1) – Paro

Have you ever seen the video filmed from the cockpit of a plane landing at Paro airport in Bhutan? When we made the journey here, we had no idea that Continue Reading →