A few months ago, someone emailed me wondering if we had felt like flying into Bhutan was safe. Then, at Thanksgiving, a family friend of the in-laws asked the same question: is it really safe to fly into Paro, Bhutan? Doesn't help when the Paro runway shows up on the World's … [Read more...]
Back to…Bhutan? Helping Readers Pack for Their Bhutan Trips!
In the matter of just a week, I received two separate emails regarding what to pack for a trip to Bhutan from readers (thanks to you both! It's nice to know someone reads my posts on Bhutan, too). Packing for Bhutan is tough. I also found it really hard to find packing advice … [Read more...]
Discovered While Traveling: Five New Food Favorites!
1. Harissa (Tunisia) I wasn't quite sure about this bright red, very spicy condiment, but soon learned that harissa goes well with pretty much everything. It can be pretty hot, but sometimes its mild enough to pile on a good ol' tablespoon of the stuff. Actually, the stuff that … [Read more...]
Magic Thunderbolt? Punakha, Bhutan & The Temple of the Divine Madman
If we thought Paro was a bit warm, Punakha was crazy hot and humid, but the valley was gorgeous. We arrived in Punakha after a fun drive from Thimpu, in which I was thanking my motion-sickness patch every hairpin turn along the way.The COMO Punakha property is stunning, it's new, … [Read more...]
Sports in Bhutan: Archery & Darts!
One of the most enjoyable things we did in Bhutan was play archery and darts with our guide (and we got our driver to join in on day 2!). We had such a fantastic time enjoying these 'quintessential' Bhutanese sports. Highlights: -Me hitting my arm with the string on the bow and … [Read more...]