Hi everyone. We’re writing from an “internet cafe” in Wangdu, Bhutan. It is a small wooden shack with two computers with blurry 13″ monitors, a dialup connection, and run by a 10 year old- so this’ll be a short post!
We’re loving this country- it is like a time warp. This is one of the least developed countries in the world, and people live very simply here. 80% of the population are subsistance farmers! Merely wearing our headlamps outside during one of the frequent power outages makes us instant celebrities here, so this area has seen less western influence than most of the world. Still, things are changing fast- you’re beginning to see more western clothes, food, technology, and media than Pat & Alicia (family members) saw when they visited just a few years ago.
Anyway, we’ve seen the Himalyas, remote villages, many ancient dzongs (fortresses) and monastaries, met lots of interesting people, and have taken some great photos. We’ll be in Nepal next week, so hopefully we’ll be able to upload some photos and make a more detailed post then.