Tag Archive: himalayas

Up, up and Away: Taktsang Goemba


Taktsang Gompa aka Tiger’s Nest monastery was built in the 17th century at the spot where Guru Rinpoche (aka Guru Padmasambhava who introduced Buddhism to Bhutan) is believed to have flown on the… Continue reading

Exploring Bhutan Two Cities at a Time: Paro


Exploring Bhutan Two Cities at a Time: Thimphu


There are mountains and there are the mighty mountains. Do I need even say that the Himalayas are the mightiest of the mighty? As is probably obvious, I am not immune to the… Continue reading

The chai tutorial


When people here in the US think of chai, they think of this a.k.a. the masala chai. But, chai can also be this. For those scratching their heads, chai is any form of… Continue reading

Colours of Sikkim


The year 2009 started with a bang as far as travelling is concerned; the Sunderbans in January and Sikkim, Gangtok to be precise, shortly after in February…I was on a roll! What took me to… Continue reading