[Here is the photostream of Bhutan 2013 Day 10, for those who prefer pictures to tell a story. 🙂]
We woke up at 04:00 in the morning to prepare for check out… I was feeling so cold and couldn’t get out of the bed, as usual 😛 So we had a super quick and hot shower, and I remembered to heat up all my clothes before wearing them (that’s about the only usefulness of the electric heater that was located so far away from the bed), so it was all good.
By the time we left our room past 05:20, Dorji and Milan were already waiting for us, with our packed breakfast 🙂
[Here is the photostream of Bhutan 2013 Day 9, for those who prefer pictures to tell a story. 🙂]
We were super excited this morning as we would be spending the day in our attempt to reach Tiger’s Nest at an altitude of 3120m! The minute we stepped out of our room, we saw snow!!! First snow in the valley of Paro for the year! We wondered if this was an omen? Today, we used up 6 heat packs in total – 2 each for the 3 of us 😛
[Here is the photostream of Bhutan 2013 Day 8, for those who prefer pictures to tell a story. 🙂]
While waiting for hubby at the lobby, I had a chat with an old lady from California, where we exchanged tips on keeping warm… haha! She advised that we should “heat up our skins” by the fireplace just prior to sleeping, so that our bodies could warm the bed, and that we should heat up our clothes by the fireplace prior to wearing.
We had a light breakfast of long beans, baked beans, barley porridge, muesli and delicious made-to-order cheese omelette (skipped the toast and cornflakes).
Categories: Bhutan, Travel
Tags: Dochula Pass, dumpling, ema datshi, fried rice, Gangtey, long beans, muesli, omelette, Paro, pork, porridge, snow
[Here is the photostream of Bhutan 2013 Day 1, for those who prefer pictures to tell a story. 🙂]
Happy couple landing in Paro
It was a very early morning for us! Managed to squeeze in a 4-hour nap before leaving house at 3:45am Singapore time to attempt to catch a cab to Changi Terminal 1. We were quite lucky to spot 2 empty cabs almost immediately! Managed to check in by 4:15… By then, there were already many people who had requested for seats on the left side of the plane (so that we can see the Himalayan mountain ranges from the plane)! Looks like everyone got the same advice from their tour agencies, or maybe we are all using the same agency, DrukAsia, the only Bhutanese agency that has a branch in Singapore currently 🙂 We had initially tried to get an upgrade to business class, unfortunately there was only 1 seat available. However, the staff was very kind to offer us an alternative – the economy seats with extra leg space (1 row behind business class) on the left side of the plane, and hubby got me the window seat!!! Woohoo!! I haven’t had a window seat for the last 4.5 years :p Thank you hubby!!!
Categories: Bhutan, Travel
Tags: archery, Buddha, choten, ice-cream, mushroom, Paro, prayer wheel, spinach, stupa, Thimphu