Hello friends, family and loved ones,
Having completed our 220 mile trek across the “Happy Kingdom” we are on a cultural tour to take in all the many wonders of the old and new capitals of Bhutan. We began by viewing the ancient Dzong of Panaka, a fortress Gompa guarding the confluence of the Mo and Po rivers.
Next was a visit to the temple of the “Divine Madman”, a 17th century monk who practiced his own brand of enlightenment through wine and women. He is still widely revered here with phallic symbols adorning many of the buildings.
We ate a traditional (spicy) lunch among the many rice paddies. Then we headed across the mountains to the new Capitol of Thimpu where we had a delightful celebration dinner with all of the local team members that made our success possible.
Fun was had by all.
All my best,