Greetings from Bhutan!

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.

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2 responses to “Greetings from Bhutan!

  1. Sounds like you’re having a great time. Can’t wait to see the pics. MOM

  2. I tried to check bhutan out using google earth
    all I got was pretty much a big blank spot so I guess Iwill have to wait for your input!
    I ‘ve been enjoying your tour almost as much as you have. Grampa Glen

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