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Mountain biking in Bhutan: did someone say tough?

November 17, 2016
The rough and rocky bike track in Bhutan.

Mountain biking in Bhutan is one of those things that seemed like a good idea at the time. I love exploring a new country by bike so it’s almost a given that I book a bike tour of some sort. The mountain bike route for Bhutan was my idea. I clearly recall my conversations with the travel agent requesting she add it to the itinerary. I also remember reading the detailed day-to-day plan of our two-week holiday so I knew…

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Prayer flags and the snow-capped mountains of Bhutan.

Guide to Bhutan, the Kingdom of Happiness

Flying into Paro, Bhutan, is an extraordinary experience. On a clear day you have spectacular views of the snow-capped Himalayas including the iconic Mount Everest. As you approach the airport, it’s slightly unnerving as the pilot navigates the aircraft between the peaks. You feel…

November 16, 2016
The sacred Tiger's Nest Monastery in Bhutan.

10 tips for visiting Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan

The Tiger’s Nest Monastery, or Taktshang Goemba, is the most popular and famous tourist site in Bhutan. It’s the must-visit site for every traveller. It’s an astonishing structure built right into the rock cliff face. From the ground Tiger’s Nest looks like a tiny…

November 15, 2016