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Archive for September, 2010

  • jekenpho


    Tourists from around the world flock to Bhutan to witness a tshechu. We were very lucky to be able to attend Thimphu Tshechu on the weekend of September 17-19. The Tshechu is dedicated to Padmasambhava also known as Guru Rinpoche (Precious Master) who brought Buddhism to Bhutan. The Je Khenpo, the monk who is the […] More »
  • Five trekkers

    Hiking to Phajoding

    On Friday afternoon, September 3rd, the five of us, Yuri, Sarah, Atsu, Raffi and Devon, took off on our three-day hiking trip to Phajoding, a monastery situated in the mountains surrounding Thimpu at 4000 meters altitude. . Our guide, Tsewang, and a team of four other Bhutanese men who had been hired to help the […] More »
  • Rice paddies


    While the rest of the group hiked up to Phajoding with Tsewang, we (Emilia, Elana, Lina, Bianca and Sue) headed to a relaxing weekend in Punakha with our guide Sonam, the brother-in- law of Tsewang. During the two and a half hour drive to Punakha, we had the opportunity to stop and see the 108 […] More »