Archive for tag: Bhutan

Taktshang Goemba: the tiger’s nest.

27 March, 2011 (06:21) | Life | By: Olivier

Taktshang Goemba, Bhutan’s most famous monastery. Allegedly the place where guru Rinpoche landed on the back of a flying tigress to introduce the kingdom to Vajrayana Buddhism. Four hours hiking up the mountain.
Totally worth it!

The land of the thunder dragon.

26 March, 2011 (04:58) | Life | By: Olivier

After a difficult year, I managed to squeeze in some much needed vacation and headed out for the remote kingdom of Bhutan, in the Himalayas. For years I had wanted to visit this tiny country  (only 660k people), having heard of their concept of Gross National Happiness and seeing so many beautiful pictures [...]