27 August 2016

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Started the day with this (only managed about two sips) deadly Bhutanese local stuff that's a lot like absinthe and/or ouzo, all lethal and aniseed-y. Now I'm drinking from a travel sized bottle of red wine because this bar doesn't do by the glass. Waiting for Indian Ocean to begin their gig, right in front of our hotel. #mountainechoes #traveldiary #bhutan

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Did a little shopping in my wandering about today. I love picking up unusual accessories when I travel, and these traditional woven bracelets with a super modern design were perfect. Seen here with another souvenir (a Little Prince ring from Athens). Cheap too! (only have WiFi at brief moments through the day so forgive the instaspamming) #bhutan #traveldiary

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Wandering about Thimphu today and stopped off at a divey little place for a traditional meal. That's the fiery chilli, cheese and beef curry, some daal from Southern Bhutan and salad. The owner put us on Skype to talk to all his various relatives. #bhutan #traveldiary #mountainechoes

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26 August 2016

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Oh just chilling in a claw footed tub which has a tray to put my book and phone on before I go off to a party at the Taj, you? #traveldiary #bhutan

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Traditional dancing during the tea break. There were these two guys wandering about wearing masks and carrying giant wooden phalluses. One strolled next to me as I tried to get a WiFi signal and said "hi dear" holding out his, um, PROP. he went away after I tried and failed to take a selfie. Oh well. #mountainechoes #traveldiary #bhutan

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More technicolor highlights from day one of #mountainechoes I'm at the Royal Bhutan University which I don't know how anyone gets any work done because it's a gorgeous campus.

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Me with my smoking permit, allowing me to carry cigarettes into the country. I knoooow and I have totally quit, except like, sometimes when I haven't. You get your permit at customs after paying the amount of money you spent on your cigarettes in the first place. #bhutan #traveldiary #mountainechoes

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Wow, I'm up early. Must be that fresh mountain air. This is from the airport yesterday evening, but today looks just as bright. I've been very prepared and brought my Aeropress, so I'm sitting up in bed right now, drinking my perfect coffee, ready to do my first session this morning. #mountainechoes #traveldiary #bhutan

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25 August 2016

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Hi Bhutan, you ridiculously beautiful country, you. I'm thinking of my Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball mondegreen: "I came in like a raaaainbowww!" Here for #mountainechoes and even though I've only seen Thimphu by twilight, I can tell it's going to be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

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24 August 2016

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New art project. When I'm watching TV or have some down time, I doodle in a little blank book I keep on my desk. Mostly I draw pen and ink portraits of people like these ones. Yesterday, I cut around one with scissors and it looked pretty good so I decided to do more and put them up on this wall by the front door as they emerge. I know they're random, but I still kinda like them. #sketch #artproject #homeiswheretheheartis

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