Bye Bye Bhutan

Thanks to everyone who has taken this trip with me, for all your good intentions, love, and healing energy. I have carried you with me every step of the way as I’ve hoisted prayer flags and spun wheels, bowed for blessings, and reclaimed childhood lessons that were abandoned along the path to adulthood. Feel free […]

Tiger’s Nest Monastery

The jaw-droppingly beautiful monastery clings precariously to a cliff at an altitude of over 10,000 ft above sea level and nearly 3,000 ft above Paro Valley. The hike up from Paro Valley requires 2 – 4 hours, depending on your fitness level and tolerance for the high altitude. Starting out in the early morning, the […]

Chimi Lakhang Monastery, Punakha

Chimi Lhakhang was built in 1499 after the site was blessed by the maverick saint Drukpa Kunley (1455–1529), also known as the Divine Madman. It is said that Lama Kunley subdued a demon of Dochu La with his “magic thunderbolt of wisdom” and trapped it in a nearby rock. He was known as the “Mad […]

Black Crane Festival, Gangtey

Five hours of winding roads takes you from the capital city of Thimphu to the remote village of Gangtey. As fortune would have it, our visit was perfectly timed for the Black Crane Festival. The festival is held every year in November to celebrate the return of the endangered Black Neck Crane to their winter […]