Thimphu

Is now the capital and where we spent last night and tonight. The day was steady, with one thing planned after another. 2320 meters for those who suffer from Altitude sickness.

 

Stulpas

Memorials, shrines –
we saw this set along the river yesterday

Buddha on the hill

this apparently will be the worlds largest sitting Buddha. A result of contributions mostly from China and Hong Kong

Looking down on the town

The Art School that wasn’t open

Takin

The national animal. Only about 200 left. Actually an antelope, but looks more like a water buffalo

The Saturday Market

And fiber tools

Paper Making

(complete aside, I had been finding the food extremely bland. As it turns out, the restaurants and hotels which cater to the Westerners received so many complaints about spicy food that they toned it down. Hello? Travel to a part of the world where chili is considered a staple then complain? Oh, never mind…. )

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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