displays beautiful samples of hand-woven cotton and silk fabrics and demonstrates how the craft is still practiced. I have met several people in the US who are taking credit for making it as… Continue reading
It has one up on our seven elevens.
Thimpu, the capital of the Kingdom of Bhutan, has been growing so fast lately, that it might soon reach the 100,000 inhabitant mark. A ring road is being built, apartment buildings are under… Continue reading
They come from the countryside, sometimes hours of walk from the main road.
Seeking peacefulness for meditation and study, lamas have traditionally chosen hard-to-reach places with spectacular vistas. This is Tango Gompa (gompa means monastery in drukpa language). It is today a center for Buddhist studies.… Continue reading
Mountains, like the ones in this picture, have no names in Bhutan. They have to be really spectacular and high to be given their own name. Honest to goodness (I didn’t believe this… Continue reading
Our first hike into the countryside is supposed to take us to Cheri Gompa, but we see the trail and decide instead to go for the greater challenge of the one leading to… Continue reading