I’m back from Bhutan! Very reluctantly I must say.... It’s been an awesome trip. Thanks so much for EVERYTHING! It’s been a long time since I’ve had so much fun.
Bhutan has showed me more than what I was looking for. I was telling my friend that every time i look up into the sky, it is postcard worthy.
Air is amazingly fresh.. i will wake up an hour earlier everyday.. Just so i can take a walk around the woods and trails and villages around my hotels just before breakfast.
So far of the different districts i have been to within the trip, i would say i love Phobjika Valley the most, with Bumthang in second place (losing just by a wee bit). I was telling Dorji the guide I can just pitch a tent by the valley and live there forever! Also, in the nine days i was there, i saw rainbows thrice.. And you know there is these saying- good things happen in threes.
Actually I was a little skeptical prior the trip.. As in how true is the GNH theory and is it all hyped up and overrated. Now that I have left my paw prints there myself. I can understand why Happiness is taken so seriously. I also respect how Bhutanese are very into their heritage and religion, how they are extremely proactive in environmental conservation.. And how they believe in "live and let live"... The best? - Dogs roam around like they are the national pets of the country :) I love dogs... even adopted a Bhutanese name myself.. Rochi Gatokto (haha it means Happy Dog).
I am born a Buddhist, but that is just cos my parents are Buddhists and usually i just do what i was told. With this trip, it also serves as an induction as well. I have been reading up to learn more about Buddhism. Frankly i am seeing it more as a belief and philosophy rather than a religion...
I think I left my heart in Bhutan. Are you employing? Haha. I’ll love to work and stay there, forever.
Melinda, July 2012