Bhutan is a place that is in my wish list for a long time now. So when fellow travel blogger and prolific traveller Priyank started writing about Bhutan, I followed his posts. His series of posts on Bhutan are a mix of interesting tidbits, opinions, some history and knowledge besides the chronology of his journey.
As our bus descended into the valley, we saw houses with metal roofs and other signs of progress compared to Thimphu. I got into an argument with a guy who lamented the fact that natural building materials were being replaced by modern ones and that this trend is bad and that government should ban it. Well, I would personally prefer to live in a house with wooden or ‘natural’ roof. But who am I to judge others? I don’t live in Paro! If local people think that metal roof is better, cheaper, functional, etc., I trust them more than my wishful thinking of an idealist world.
He has just concluded the series with an interesting post on how he managed to hitchhike out of the country when his money was running out! Read his series on Bhutan, titled Mystic Druk Yul [link to table of contents]