29 August 2016

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Obligatory my-plane-flew-over-the-Everest shot. Home again to humidity, traffic jams but also my favourite things. #traveldiary #bhutan

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28 August 2016

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And so the sun sets on my #bhutan visit. Such a gorgeous kingdom. Not thrilled about resuming normal life at 4.30 tomorrow morning as we shuffle off back to the airport and Delhi but at least I have more travel to look forward to with Goa next week. #traveldiary

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Big fat antinational beef burger at Cloud 9, Thimphu's best restaurant none of the cabbies have heard of. This is a mini burger which I still couldn't finish because I am a disgrace. Rolling back on to #mountainechoes where I'm holding forth on teenagers for my last session. #traveldiary #bhutan

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Legs all cramped from all the walking I did yesterday, I blame my pretty but useless shoes. Also cramping: my tummy at 4 am, perhaps from my late night momo meal. *sigh* this image from yesterday when I still had my health, of the general post office which had more people going in and out of it than any post office I've seen in a long time. #traveldiary #bhutan

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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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