I've been amazed at how often I have been able to blog from everywhere on this trip. Of all the places I was doubtful about it, Bhutan was tops on the list. But we are staying at very nice places and the internet seems to be pervading even the most remote corners of the world. From halfway around the globe, I have been able to communicate what we are experiencing.
Today was spent touring around numerous locales in the Paro Valley. Bhutan is about the size of Switzerland, or Vermont and New Hampshire combined (about 18,000 sq. mi.) and has 18 major valleys that run south out of the Himalaya. About 25,000 people live in the Paro Valley and we met a few of them today.
Uma Paro. Tomorrow is the big hike to the monastery. Check back then for the photo's.