Bhutan What to Expect

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Gay/Lesbian Travelers in Bhutan 
Tashi Chho Dzong, Bhutan
We've found on a number of occasions, specifically in Trashigang Bhutan and also in some more remote South American towns that some of the "basic" accommodation leaves a little to be desired in terms of bed hygiene. If you have a compact sleeping bag, fine - take it with you. But otherwise, sew up a bedsheet into a "personal" sleeping bag and carry it in your luggage - it can also of course be laundered and dried pretty quickly. Either option means you don't have to endure the "ughhhh" factor of a dodgy bed sheet!
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Pajo, Bhutan
Pajo / Paro Airport in the SkyParo is the only airport in Bhutan which is located in a deep valley at an elevation of 7300 ft above sea level. The surrounding hills are high as 16,000 ft and approach into Paro airport is entirely by visual flight rules. Druk-Air is the only airline that serves Paro. So all visitors to Bhutan are initiated into the kingdom in its care. The flight into Paro is one of the most spectacular in the world. Whether flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu or over the foothills from Calcutta or Dhaka, each flight is mesmerising aeronautical feat and offers an exciting descent into the kingdom.If you plan to travel to Bhutan, visit http://www.drukair.com.bt
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Paro, Western Bhutan, Bhutan
Expensive but well worth it!
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Thimpu, Western Bhutan, Bhutan
The peaceful capital city of Bhutan where progress is measured not by GDP but by a Happiness Index ... though NGO and UN workers of the more traditional sort are quite visible ... especially if you go to the expat bars ... not many independent Western tourists here as tourism is pricey by policy (with specified hotels, per day minimum, organised tours and compulsory guides) though the same rules don't apply to Indians and they can enter and travel freely without a visa (India is Bhutan's main donor and technical provider) ... but get here if you can ... the scenery is stunning and you will be moved by the simplicity of people... when an old woman with blotched red teeth (from too much chewing of the stuff almost every Bhutanese chews) smiles at you ... do visit the Tashi Chho dzong that doubles up as the royal government quarters and do try the fiery emma datshi (a dish of cheese and chillies!) ... taxis are relatively inexpensive and worth it ... and it is certainly a different sort of country altogether ...
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Pajo, Bhutan
Pajo, or Paro, the other main city in Bhutan after Thimphu... though its still a dot compared to 'big' cities of the world ... relax, its a small place actually and take long refreshing walks watching simple folk go about their lives... easily reached by taxi...
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Dangers & Annoyances in Bhutan 
Tashi Chho Dzong, Bhutan
We've found on a number of occasions, specifically in Trashigang Bhutan and also in some more remote South American towns that some of the "basic" accommodation leaves a little to be desired in terms of bed hygiene. If you have a compact sleeping bag, fine - take it with you. But otherwise, sew up a bedsheet into a "personal" sleeping bag and carry it in your luggage - it can also of course be laundered and dried pretty quickly. Either option means you don't have to endure the "ughhhh" factor of a dodgy bed sheet!
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Pajo, Bhutan
Pajo / Paro Airport in the SkyParo is the only airport in Bhutan which is located in a deep valley at an elevation of 7300 ft above sea level. The surrounding hills are high as 16,000 ft and approach into Paro airport is entirely by visual flight rules. Druk-Air is the only airline that serves Paro. So all visitors to Bhutan are initiated into the kingdom in its care. The flight into Paro is one of the most spectacular in the world. Whether flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu or over the foothills from Calcutta or Dhaka, each flight is mesmerising aeronautical feat and offers an exciting descent into the kingdom.If you plan to travel to Bhutan, visit http://www.drukair.com.bt
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Paro, Western Bhutan, Bhutan
Expensive but well worth it!
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Thimpu, Western Bhutan, Bhutan
The peaceful capital city of Bhutan where progress is measured not by GDP but by a Happiness Index ... though NGO and UN workers of the more traditional sort are quite visible ... especially if you go to the expat bars ... not many independent Western tourists here as tourism is pricey by policy (with specified hotels, per day minimum, organised tours and compulsory guides) though the same rules don't apply to Indians and they can enter and travel freely without a visa (India is Bhutan's main donor and technical provider) ... but get here if you can ... the scenery is stunning and you will be moved by the simplicity of people... when an old woman with blotched red teeth (from too much chewing of the stuff almost every Bhutanese chews) smiles at you ... do visit the Tashi Chho dzong that doubles up as the royal government quarters and do try the fiery emma datshi (a dish of cheese and chillies!) ... taxis are relatively inexpensive and worth it ... and it is certainly a different sort of country altogether ...
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Pajo, Bhutan
Pajo, or Paro, the other main city in Bhutan after Thimphu... though its still a dot compared to 'big' cities of the world ... relax, its a small place actually and take long refreshing walks watching simple folk go about their lives... easily reached by taxi...
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Bhutan Health 
Tashi Chho Dzong, Bhutan
We've found on a number of occasions, specifically in Trashigang Bhutan and also in some more remote South American towns that some of the "basic" accommodation leaves a little to be desired in terms of bed hygiene. If you have a compact sleeping bag, fine - take it with you. But otherwise, sew up a bedsheet into a "personal" sleeping bag and carry it in your luggage - it can also of course be laundered and dried pretty quickly. Either option means you don't have to endure the "ughhhh" factor of a dodgy bed sheet!
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