MY DAYS IN BHUTAN: THIMPHU May 8th 2012 ON THE WAY TO THIMPHU:
On the way from Paro to Thimphu we visited a small private monastery across the river, TAMCHHOG LHAKHANG.
The suspended iron chain narrow bridge, from where colorful prayer flags were hung, was both picturesque and frightening to cross. It was built by a Tibetan saint, composer and engineer who built 108 bridges across Tibet and Bhutan. A 10 ... read more
Asia » Bhutan » Thimphu In 1865, Britain and Bhutan signed the Treaty of Sinchulu, under which Bhutan would receive an annual subsidy in exchange for ceding some border land. Under British influence, a monarchy was set up in 1907; three years later, a treaty was signed wher... ... read more
I'm a Brazilian and long time resident of the US.
I've always been fascinated by cultural diversity and I've had the opportunity to travel overseas over the years. 2005, however, brought me the "wings" to fly solo and further away. I started these new jorneys with Tibet (picture). That's huge for someone who used to panic in airplanes!
I have a passion for exploring and learning about our incredible world and people watching is one of my favorite hobbies. I'm enjoying the opportunity to observe and absorb so much from people in their own environment. I'm particularly drawn to cultures wh... full info