Day 22 & 23: Home

This post is only like 2 weeks late… Safe to say I’m home safe and sound. It started off with a full 6 hour delay in Bhutan. Apparently Druk Air has 3 planes, one of which is apparently 2 weeks old and some teething problems. So instead of my flight already delayed from Bangkok taking…

Day 21: Taktsang

Well today was my last day in Bhutan, but also the trip as a whole really, and it encapsulated everything I wanted out of my trip to Bhutan. At this point it’s been pretty much a week without my passport since it was taken away at passport control at the airport for a visa change.…

Day 20: Driving

Today was a lot of time on the road, though not the busiest of days. I tried not to think about the car wreck we saw yesterday, but that wasn’t too hard with the scenery flashing past my window. More dramatic than ever, amazingly dense forest, I might even say it was a rainforest with…

Day 19: Punakha

Alright! Off to the old capital of Punakha and the winter home to the heads of the faith. We set off from Thimpu weaving our way up a mountain pass. The clouds curled over the mountains looked like the Thunder Dragon the country’s national symbol. The sky is so incredibly piercing blue, I’m not sure…

Day 18: Culture

Well today was a busy day with a lot of cultural learning. Mostly just moving around Thimpu. The details aren’t horribly important though I don’t think so I’ll try to be brief. There also isn’t a whole lot to do in Thimpu, the country is small and so is the capital. First up was a…

Side Note: Landing

I forgot to post this with my first day in Bhutan, but I’ve seen video of the landing in Paro before. Here is a good idea of what it’s like to land in Bhutan and why it’s a bit of an adventure in itself.  

Day 17: Thimpu

Ah a good night’s sleep. I woke up looking out my window at my great view. White billowy clouds curling over the Himalayan Mountain tops. I take my time getting up. Today is supposed to be one of the slower days of my stay here. Breakfast first, and it’s all western fare. I have a…