Flowers in the Forest – Over the Dochu La Pass

Much of the driving in Bhutan is tortuous and faintly terrifying. It’s best to pay as little attention as possible to where the car wheels are going and distract yourself with plant spotting instead. Imagine driving along a farm track through one of the great Cornish gardens like Trebah or Glendurgan, add a few dozen […]

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Thorny Subjects – Paro to Thimphu

Before I start waxing lyrical about the botanical delights of Bhutan, which are plentiful, I should firstly point out that our trip is not officially a botanical one (to keep the peace with Him Indoors), and secondly that much of my botanising has had to be carried out from the back of a four wheel […]

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Introducing Bhutan

‘I’m going on holiday’.  ‘Oh, anywhere nice?’ comes the response.  ‘Bhutan’ I reply.  The majority of my friends and colleagues have a pretty good idea where Bhutan is, with some vague recollection of a flag with a dragon on it, something to do with the people being happy and there being lots of mountains and […]

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