So here is an update, finally! Our busy schedule and lack of reliable internet has made blogging pretty impossible. Sundays are our only free days, so weekly updates may be possible. A lot has happened since I arrived in Bhutan on June 1st, so a few highlights:
I got my first glimpse of the snow capped Himalayas on the plane to Paro, where we landed on the country's only airstrip (and only ... Read Full Entry
I am spending 6 weeks in Bhutan with the School for Field Studies taking a course in Eastern Himalayan Forests and Rural Livelihoods. I will be living and working at the Lamey Goempa, now an international research and training center called the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment. After my studies in Bhutan I will then head to Kathmandu, Nepal and later embark on an adventure through Tibet!... full info
Cool Truck!all of the truks are elaborately decorated, and all say "Tashi Delek" meaning good luck, on the side, and have eyes painted over the headlights!
Woman with offeringsI met this woman while we were stuck behind an accident on the mountain road to Jakar. I asked her, through our driver, what she was doing with the hemlock branches she was collecting from the trees on the side of the road. She said she was going to burn them as an offering at her home shrine.