Friday, January 3, 2014

Photo-a-day December

Looking through the photos for December, it's hard to believe that a month ago I was still finishing my teaching duties at Chumey MSS!

We also travelled through Eastern Bhutan and then onto Thailand and Malaysia. What a month - doing what I love most, travelling! Some of these photos show how we were able to find snippets of Christmas wherever we were, although December had a very different feel to being in Australia- a little refreshing to be honest that it wasn't all about Christmas.

Although I'll continue taking daily photos (and posting in the FMS Facebook group) , I think this will be my last photo-a-day blog post as my blog scales back. Thank you for enjoying my photos this year, it has been a pleasure to show interesting facets of Bhutan through my photos and keep the most wonderful record of our year away. Best wishes for 2014!

1 - Red
Our elf found us, even in Bhutan!
2 - Where I stood
Out the front of Mrs Pema's shop in Chumey.

3 - Silver
A collection of coins from my purse.
4 - Tiny
Pema Choki shows me her tiny stapler.

5 - In the cupboard
The last few things left in our pantry in Chumey.
6 - Shadow
The lovely long tree shadows near Umsang village.
7 - 6 O'Clock
Last night of domestic life like no other in Chumey, Bhutan.
8- I shop here
The vegetable markets in Chamkar where we came every fortnight for fresh produce.

9 - This is the weather today
What a joy to enter eastern Bhutan and feel warm - such a contrast to our home in Bumthang.
10 - R is for
River - the mighty river flowing through Autsho.
11 - Green
A gorgeous garden of green in Autsho.
12 - Joy is
Monks watch on joyfully as my sons joyfully chase pidgeons at Trashigang Dzong.
13 - Composition
Chorten Kora at Trashiyangtse (using rule of thirds).
14 - drinks
A drink for the road? At a bus stop enroute to Thrumsingla.
15 - Lights
This one is out of sequence - of Paro Dzong lit up at night.
16 - Makes you feel merry
A sight you would never see in Queensland in December - snow! It made us feel very merry and in the Christmas spirit to see snow in December.
17 - Trees
Lots of trees in the distance, but centre stage to the Bhutanese flag for National Day.

18 - Big
A gorgeous big bow on the wreath on a friends door in Thimphu.
19 - Tis The Season
Of goodbye dinners - many farewells night after night.

20 - I'm listening to
Young Bhutanese children sing carols at the Taj Tashi - slightly surreal!
21 - On the door
Beautiful decorations at Kichu Monastery, Paro.
22 - Sparkly
A beautiful Christmas scene at our hotel in Bangkok.
23 - Tradition
A Thai tradition I love - Spirit Houses.
24 - Wrapped
Bob's Christmas gifts wrapped in Thai Newspaper and Bhutanese ribbon to be opened in Malaysia!
25 - The best bit
The best part of our non-traditional day was discovering the street art of Penang, Malaysia.
26 - Where you slept
At Hotel Sentral, Georgetown, Malaysia.
27 - What you're doing now
About to get wet! At Langkawi, Malaysia.
29 - Reflect - best bit of 2013
Without a doubt, the best part of 2013 was being Class 2 teacher in Chumey, Bhutan.
30 - You
Feeling relaxed with a sunset cocktail on Langkawi.

31 - Celebrate
Fire ceromonies in Langkawi to bring in the New Year.

Let's see what 2014 has in store: more photos and as of yesterday, a new camera as my trusty phone was dropped and smashed. I think I'm ready for an upgrade!


  1. تواصل مع خدمة عملاء مركز صيانة يونيفرسال للاجهزة الكهربائية واحصل على اقوى الخصومات عند شراء او استبدال اى من قطع الغيار الاصلية من كافة انواع التوكيلات العالمية .. كما يمكنكم الحصول على صيانة دورية من المنزل مع افضل المهندسين المتخصصين فى صيانة جميع انواع الاجهزة الكهربائية فقط اتصل الان على مركز خدمة صيانة يونيفرسال نصلك فى اسرع وقت وفى اى مكان

  2. اقوى خدمات الصيانة المقدمة من فريق عمل صيانة كريازى للاجهزة الكهربائية فقط تمتع الان باقوى الخصومات على قطع الغيار الاصلية فقط تواصل مع رقم مركز خدمة صيانة كريازى تواصل معنا الان لتتعرف على المزيد من خدماتنا

  3. الان خدمة صيانة وتصليح كافة اعطال التكييفات فقط من مركز خدمة صيانة يونيون اير والقيام بكل اعمال الصيانة من المنزل على يد افضل المهندسين المختصين فى صيانة كافة انواع الاعطال
    فقط تواصل معنا الان مع خدمة عملاء توكيل يونيون اير اسرع خدمة عملاء فى مصر

  4. الان نوفر لكم اكبر خدمة فى مكافحة حشرات للجناين من خلال تواصلك مع اسرع فريق خدمة عملاء لاكبر شركة متخصصة فى ابادة حشرات للمولات او تواصل من خلال زيارة موقعنا الالكترونى