The Dordenma Project – Thimphu

  Traveling to Thimphu in Bhutan, you are sure to be advised by your hosts or guides to make a trip to the Golden Buddha or “The Buddha Dordena Project”. It is a project Bhutan holds proudly in its heart. The Dordena project commenced in 2007 and is still on-going. It is expected to be…

The Local Market in Thimphu

Food is one of the few things that gives me intrinsic happiness. My love lies in cooking, learning and experimenting with newer cuisines and new ingredients – more so if they are something local to a region. My trip to Bhutan would have been incomplete without a visit to the local food market there. I…

Takins of Bhutan

You cannot visit Bhutan and not get acquainted with the Takin. Takin is the national animal of Bhutan and is usually found in and around these regions of Himalayas. It has a rather odd appearance with its body appearing as that of a cow and its head as that of a goat. In fact, there…

Thimphu – The Beginning..

My trip to Bhutan was a beautiful soul-satisfying journey. I hadn’t really expected this on a group trip (I have majorly been a solo-traveler preferring my time and space when I travel) but Bhutan being a bit tricky logistically, I decided to opt for a group travel to this place. I learnt a lot on…

Kewa Datshi – Straight from Bhutan

Bhutanese food is famed for its use of chilies in their cuisine. In fact, chilies over there are eaten as vegetables and not just as a spice ingredient. They say there that the Bhutanese love their chilies. The spicier they are, the better. I had traveled to Bhutan a couple of weeks back and we feasted…