Sunday, September 29, 2013

Trongsa in Pictures

Spontaneous plans for a weekend in Trongsa came together on Friday afternoon - and it couldn't have turned out more perfectly. Friends, food, sun, amazing views - we always enjoy a little get-away over the Yotung-la. I wasn't going to write a blog except that I took so many photos that I wanted to share - so here is Trongsa in pictures...

Unfortunately the museum was closed, but walking around the building is still spectacular.

 Trongsa Museum

Lawn-mowing, Bhutanese style

I love the beautiful curves of this building made up of circular rooms.

View down to Trongsa

Rendezvous at the Oyster House

Valerie, relaxed and happy

Photogenic Sarah, looking to the future

It may be mid Autumn, but Trongsa is in full-bloom

I never tire of this magnificent view

Bob and his mum cross the bridge to Trongsa Dzong




Cheese and veg momos for lunch with ezay

 Chillies by the kg

Carrots and brocolli - the boys' favourites

Fresh spinach from this lady

The best looking tomatoes in the market

Grandma 'Deki' buys a bag full of passionfruit for a dollar

Chuckling while selecting some slender eggplants

Corn-on-the-cob by the riverside

The perfume of these guavas was amazing

Not sure what this is - fruit or veg??

Stocking up on groceries here - the store is full-to-the brim inside!

 Shoes fixed in 5 minutes for 50c. Bargain!

Home-sweet home again to begin the month of October. With only about five teaching weeks remaining, our days are precious and numbered in Bhutan. Soon these photos will be our memories of the favourite places we love. You can never have too many photos!!!


  1. Wow! What beautiful photos. I have always wanted to go to Bhutan and now I can live vicariously through you!
    One of the things I have often wondered is that I've heard that Bhutan has a happiness index, which is wonderful and leaves me curious of how they measure happiness?
    Cybele @ Blah Blah x

    1. Thank you Cybele. Bhutan is an amazing place, so beautiful and I can't help taking photos wherever I go. Bhutan is famous for it's policy of Gross National Happiness rather than Gross Domestic Product - based on the four pillars of happiness - good governance, sustainable development, preservation of cultural values and conservation of the environment. It is fascinating and I have an upcoming blog post about it!

  2. oh those boys are gorgeous. Missing you all. Thank you for more beautiful photos - I love your photos! (so strange to be seeing Dicky in them!) xx

    1. Seeing the photos now saves you from one hell of a slideshow when we get back!!! Not long!!!

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    1. Thanks Bridget! I have photo-a-day to thank for my (hopefully) improved photography skills ;)