BHUTAN TRAVEL BLOG

Bhutan is becoming one of the worst-kept travel secrets in the world. Once closed to tourism and to outside influences…

Among the first things that many visitors to Bhutan notice are the colorful paintings of phalluses that adorn many buildings. Many tourists do a double take when they see the more anatomically correct specimens: is that what I think it is? (Yes. Yes it is.) …

Many travelers to Bhutan, in the rush to tour the country and to try and see all that this spectacular country has to offer, hurry through Thimphu. As towns go, it is on the small side…

Among the first things most travelers wonder upon heading for an unknown country is: what am I going too eat when I get there? Will I like it?…

How do you get to Bhutan?  In the case of many people, you start by getting out a globe or an atlas and figuring out just where Bhutan is.  Here’s a hint:  Find India and look at the far northern border …

The bump of the car against the rough road heading away from Paro town woke me up. We had now started our journey towards the starting point of the hike to Chumophug Nye (Nye- sacred site). A Nye is simply a rock with some patterns or maybe none…

One reason why we travel is to show off. Don’t deny it. It is at least a part of why we bother to send postcards from far-flung locations. “Wish you were here.” But, really we mean…