Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Jakar valley in Bumthang is full of history, mistic stories, filled with temples dedicated to “Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) who is said to have cured an ailing ruler and introduced Buddhism to the valley”. On Monday we had the unique … Continue reading

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Ride to the mistic buddhist temples of Bumthang

The last big weekend I travelled with my cosmopolitan norwegian friend to the east of Bhutan. We left Thimphu on saturday morning and reached Trongsa in the afternoon, we had a really pleasant trip for free! When we arrived at … Continue reading

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Meditation and Buddhism are common practices that transmit a peacefull energy to anyone who visit the remote monestries around Bhutan. The trip to Punaka last Sunday was the opportunity to feel a little bit how buddhism is part of the … Continue reading

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Travellers & development workers

Thimphu is a pleasant town where many development workers from all around the world are enjoying the nature & the oriental culture of Bhutan. Today I had dinner with my friends Ignacio and Tanja, they are working in internacional organizations … Continue reading

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Colourfull Bhutanese festival

Yesterday we left the Guruda hotel at 4 am in the morning with our minds in punaka´s dzong festival, actually, my mind really wanted a sweet dream, but that was impossible since my friend Pema wanted to leave really early … Continue reading

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Cultural integration & easy going communication

Really amazing the inact capacity of Bhutanese to communicate with foreigners. Besides their good english those people have an easy going way to be in life and they would naturally integrate you in their community! Sometimes I am just sitted … Continue reading

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Talks at the lunch time

Dear all, today I had lunch with bhutanese colleagues during our 3rd session of workshops about humaniatarian aid and we have learnt about each other´s perception: “Each time I say that I am from Portugal” some Bhutanese answer “Cristiano Ronaldo”!  … Continue reading

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