Well, you have to love Asia. When communication, hot showers, toilet paper, and electricity become intermittent, you learn to appreciate home. Last blog update didn’t include photo so this time I am not even trying. We have a slow working computer and connection in Thimphu so here is a quick update.
We made it to the capital, population 100,000 earlier today. We visited the textile museum where we learned about the traditional dress- ghos and kiras. We then went to the school of arts and crafts where artisans learn their trade. Their creativity is amazing. Next, was the heritage museum where we learned about traditional houses and architecture. We tried to help the local economy as much as possible. We really haven’t had much time to shop so did our best today.
Tomorrow is our last full day together. We will hike in the morning. Visit a swiss bakery for lunch….maybe chocolate cake? I can only wish. In the afternoon, we plan to visit a paper factory and then enjoy free time in town.
I can’t believe the 14 days is almost over. Our group has really melded together and great friendships have been made. We are all from Jackson so hope to gather after the holidays. Lindsay is off to Thailand but her family is in town so our paths will cross. Benj and I will be here for a few more days and will fly out Monday. I’ll try to stay in touch.
In Bhutanese terms, tashi delek, or best to you.