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 … [Read more...] about Thimphu, Bhutan
We traveled to Phobjikha in central Bhutan to experience the Black-necked Crane Festival. The local community organizes this annual event. All the school children perform dances in honor of nature and the crane. It's the only nature festival in Bhutan. The festival lasts one day and features 18 dances honoring the natural world. The crane winters in the … [Read more...] about Crane Festival
In Bhutan, one learns to relax and enjoy the moment. A calming breath can also help. As the bus rounded the corner, everyone gasped. I was in the back so had to stand to see what caused the exclamation. Well, we were in mountainous country with potential for landslides. Fortunately, a road crew caused this one so a large backhoe was already on site. A short … [Read more...] about Going with the flow
Everyone enjoyed the camping/hot spring excursion! We drove about five hours along the Mo Chuu river to 7800 feet. Along the way, we purchased freshly harvested rice and visited two farms where we got fresh guavas, oranges and mushrooms. The camp was set when we arrived. It was luxury camping with tasty food, evening fire, hot springs along the river, and … [Read more...] about Hot springs and luxury camping!
Today we had great success and saw a juvenile white-bellied heron. There are only 26 in the country! This cute young man serenaded us. You can see the Po Chu River in the background. Most of the herons live in this area. Everyone saw this majestic bird and we celebrated by walking the suspension bridge, a great lunch, visit to the Khemsum Temple, and now a … [Read more...] about We saw a white-bellied heron!