I visited Bhutan after eight long years
in 2011. I went for a month but it felt like it wasn’t enough time. I will have to
extend up to 2-3 months on my next visit.
While I was there, I had a great opportunity to visit Taktsang and various other temples in Paro. I always wanted to go to Taktsang when I was still living in Bhutan but never had the chance to. Unfortunately I could not go there before the fire destroyed the top part of Taktsang in 1998. But they repaired it really well. Taktsang also known as Tiger’s nest is a very popular tourist area in Bhutan. It is located in Paro, which makes it very convenient for our tourists to visit because our only international airport is located in Paro. From the bottom to the entrance of
Taktsang, it is about 2-3 hours hike uphill or you can rent a horse like my dad
did for about $15.00. Personally, I would not recommend riding back on a horse
downhill because the saddle rubs up on the horse and it is torture for them. If you are hiking with shorts, remember to bring a pair of pants with you because you will not be able to enter inside the temple if you are showing your knees (for women only). I took a half kira (modern traditional dress) in my bag. If you would like to make an offering to the temple, you can buy some incense sticks, Dalda (substitution for butter) or even flags to tie on the outside of the temple. I had a great experience and it was like a dream. It felt like I achieved a great accomplishment when I got up there. It is so beautiful!!!
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Also, I was very excited when I recently discovered a great travel guide at a local Barnes and Noble bookstore. It is called Bhutan by the Lonely Planet. There was only one copy at the store I visited so it may be a tough find. It was a great book and had lots of detailed information about visiting Bhutan, I highly recommend it.
Passportchop has some great tips on how to
ride a horse up and down the hiking trail.
“It is a small monastery hung far up on
a cliff overlooking a spectacular valley. It is also one of thirteen small
monasteries or “tigers lairs” where the Guru Rinpoche or “Precious Master” also
known as the “Second Buddha” of Bhutan is said to have meditated.”Cont..
Have a lovely day! Hope you enjoyed my post!!
I would normally wear a grey or black cardigan with the dress but I thought I might try this blue cardigan with this dress. I think it’s less boring, right? And realized that I had a matching bag when I got home so I paired them together. What do you think?
Have a lovely day! MUah!!!
It’s been a while since I have posted any recipes. Hope you enjoy this one. Today’s recipe that I am sharing with you is a cucumber salad with feta cheese. It is also great with Mexican cotija cheese. This dish is very common in Bhutan and we usually pair it with rice and curry with cucumber salad on the side. Basically you can pair with anything you like. I think it will be great on a burrito too.
Pictures from the boardwalk.
Always little chilly at the mountain near the lake so I paired with a thin shirt from Loft (worn here) and leggins with some comfy shoes. These sketchers are actually ten years old… hehe..I know, I don’t keep shoes for that long but I like the style so I kept it. I thought this was a perfect pair for this day :) Oh, and we met some puppies with their owners and I esp. loved this brown puppy called Mr. Brown. He made me super happy :D
These cute little duckies was coming towards him thinking he had something to offer :( (Will def. remember to take some bread next time).
Have a great week!!! :)