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Am back…

April 21, 2009

to the heat and dust and grime of India. And before you roll your eyes upwards, I would just request you to take the roadways when you go to Bhutan (which I hope you will,after you see my pics :-)). The contrast between the two border towns of Phuentsoling (in Bhutan) and Jaigaon( in in India) couldn’t have been starker.From the clean, well laid out pretty towns of Bhutan, Jaigoan was hot, humid (well this can’t be helped I guess, but,well you get the point),chaotic and messy.

The journey from Paro to Phuentsoling was a pretty one,albeit scary for an hour when the clouds descended on us and the driver drove more by instinct than vision and for some reason also insisted on playing the radio on full blast. One curve taken too sharp would have toppled the bus down the mountains to the plains of India.

But I was busy chewing on Dolma (figure that out)

Enough talk. Time for pictures.

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(Taktsang Monastery – the most clicked view of Bhutan)

dscf4868 (Paro Tsechu – festival time )

dscf5277 (View from Dochu La)

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( Punakha Dzong)dscf63091 (Kila Gompa – Nunnery near Paro)

dscf5595 ( Interesting Murals all over!!!)

dscf5681 (The traditional archery Contest was in full swing in Thimphu)

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(It was a hike a day – at the background is the Taktsang Monastery that we hiked up to)

dscf6394 (My favourite animal)

dscf6234 ( View of Paro from the Museum)

103_0034 (Thimphu )

103_03291 (Prayer Flags atop Chele La)

dscf5827( Mothers of two year olds babies should stay at home and generally recover from the whole bout of pregnancy and stuff. NOT traipse up and down mountains leaving behind a huffing and puffing younger sibling)

and finally Sid says Hi from Bhutan. Oh in case you are wondering, we just picked it up for our house!!!

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. April 22, 2009 1:39 pm

    Lovely pics.. I so want to go on a vacation like that and for a change, capture something other than my little one.. But for now, am just following your advice for ‘Mothers of two year olds’ 😛

    • lostonthestreet permalink
      April 29, 2009 11:29 am

      I know, that if I do have a kid someday I will be pretty much non-functional for next 3 years

  2. Anu permalink
    April 22, 2009 4:00 pm

    Paro Tsechu looks colourful and of course the monastery is beautiful..and you still huffing and puffing after all the travel -:)

    • lostonthestreet permalink
      April 29, 2009 11:30 am

      i was leading them..as usual!!

  3. kausiki permalink
    April 23, 2009 1:02 pm

    Wow!

  4. kausiki permalink
    April 23, 2009 1:03 pm

    M goin next for sure.Good pics.

    • lostonthestreet permalink
      April 29, 2009 11:34 am

      yeah but dont go anywhere with your boring old sister ok.

  5. April 23, 2009 5:03 pm

    wow…the pics are amazing ! i still wonder how there is so much difference a couple of miles apart when you cross the border !

    great to see your posts are back on!

  6. April 24, 2009 4:42 pm

    nice! brought back memories of my trip 🙂 the punakha dzong is so prettily situated! actually most of them are! either besides rivers or high on mountain tops – they planned them well! and did you enjoy the tiger’s nest trek? the sight of the monastery as it appears in full view is quite something! i also loved the small town of paro – it was totally my kind of town 🙂 and your picture of the nunnery is really good!

    • lostonthestreet permalink
      April 29, 2009 11:44 am

      Yeah i remember reading about it in your blog. The highlight was of course the trek upto the Tiger’s Nest Monastery

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