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Druk Path Trekking Bhutan Days 4 – 5

25 and 26th September 2016 Trekking Bhutan Photos of Our Final Days Druk Path Trek All night we were snug against the rain streaming down over the outside of the tent, feeling sorry for our little ponies outside. Morning came and we realised there is no cancellation, no warm and rain-dry mode of transport out- […]

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Druk Path Trek Bhutan Day 3 – A Birthday in Bhutan

24 September 2016 Druk Path Trek Bhutan Photos of Our Day This is my birthday story – that tells of trekking from 3,000 to 4,000 metres on my 64th birthday. I am not a trekker. I did it. In hindsight, it has made me more confident in what I can do. At the time it […]

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Druk Path Trekking Bhutan Day 1 – 2

22 September 2016 Druk Path Trek, Bhutan Photos of Our First Two Days on Druk Path Trek We begin our 5 day Druk Path Trek – a planned highlight of our trip to Bhutan. Chosen because it was described as a popular trek and said to be the easiest of treks in Bhutan. Before we begin. […]

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Farmstay Bhutan Style

17 September 2017 Bhutanese Farmstay only My favourite stay in Bhutan was not a hotel but a Farmstay. A traditional and rustic Bhutanese house surrounded by rice fields – Tshering Farm House. We arrived at dusk driving up a short winding driveway to a large two storey building Met at the door and taken through […]

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Punakha – Rafting Mochu Past the Dzong

Melanie on 16 September 2016 The plan today was we would see the Dzong by river – after seeing it from above, on our hike, walking through it and now to see it by river. We woke throughout the night to the sound of pounding rain and overflowing gutters. It seemed in the dark that […]

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Thimpu to Punakha

Melanie – September 14th 2016 It was hard to leave. After our first days in a comfortable and well-appointed room, with a picture perfect window view of the Chorten, and super-friendly helpful staff, we were reluctant to leave the Tashi Yoedling. This was the benchmark for all other accommodation for Chris – and for him […]

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Thimpu – Our First Day in Bhutan

Melanie on 12 September 2016 We began the day with what would normally be a mundane task – getting cash! In this instance a trip to the Bank of Bhutan was a fascinating experience. The bank was filled with a buzz of tellers, people, and lots of paperwork. Almost everyone was in the national dress, […]

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Our Final Day in Kathmandu 

    Melanie 11 September 2016 Kathmandu to Paro Our day began in Kathmandu and ended in Paro. We wound our way down through the hotel and into the Hotel Shanker dining room – striding towards breakfast. The first room is dim and lifeless. We know now – follow the path – we keep going […]

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Kathmandu Adventures

10 September 2016 Kathmandu Dibash came and met us at the hotel at about 8.30 after breakfast in the most gianormous dining room reminiscent of the Raj. We then embarked on an expedition to Kirtipur outside of the Kathmandu city limits-given that we had an itinerary stating that we had a free day-we were happy […]

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On Our Way to Bhutan At Last

By Melanie. September 9 2016 From our first attempt at planning this trip to Bhutan 13 years ago we finally make it. We really are Free2Go! Our midnight flight out of Melbourne held no joy for me until the night before – we found we had been successful in bidding for 3 seats each on […]

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