talks about community building experiences, sharing of cultures and ways of living; what we observe when travelling around and how can we be more sustainable with simple actions!
relaxing saturday in thimphu
We enjoyed the sunny town after an intensive party. We had lunch at Baitsaikhan´s house closed to “Shop 7” with the company of his wife and the friendly couple Anne and Nono, as well as with some Batsaikhan´s friends. The food was very tasty, a recipe from Mongolia with some asian vodka (that Mike did not manage even to try…).
At the end of the day we have met our friend Pema at the restaurant Grussel where we always have very good indian food and we went to his daughter birthday. The little Choki celebrated her 9 years old in a peaceful environment where we have been diving yesterday…
Chocki was very happy to have so many people at her house and we had a really genuine and pleaseant time all together with Pema and his family. It is amazing how small bhutanese kids speak english fluentely with their charming asian accent. 😉
Friday, 28 Jan.
Party at undp, meeting people and Michael´s farewell day. Now we are going to party!
Thurday, 27 Jan.
Nice dinner at Anne´s and Nono´s place, really nice asian food by the way!
Wednesday, 26 Jan.
Working meeting in Thimphu about the national pandemic preparedness project.
Life in Thimphu
Quite and simple the life flows in the capital of the bhuddist kingdom, situated in between the himalayan montains at 2500 meters above the sea level. It is being one week I landed in Bhutan and so many things happened already, I have met quite a lot of interesting people and got around the small town of Thimphu!
Thimphu has a population of approximately 70,000 inhabitants and is the city where are located most of the national and international organizations, namely several UN agencies, such UNICEF, WFP, WHO among others.
Bhutan is a developing country that is investing in modernazation through the implementation of renewable energy systems and the extension of its drinking water network. During the last few years there was an increase in the migration of the rural population to the main cities of the country (Thimphu and Phuentsholing).
The Buddist life style and modernization
Bhutan is one of the few countries in the world where buddism is still the main religion.