Mystical Bhutan

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Deepak Kaw
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Apr 28, 2013

A collection from my various trips to Bhutan...

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In reply to Deepak Kaw, Apr 28, 2013

All very Nice! Great moods & color, you captured it well.

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In reply to RHutch, May 5, 2013

Deepak, I always look when you post pictures. Another set of classy photos!

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In reply to spuli, May 5, 2013

A country I long to visit, thank you. How was the staying? Can you tell us more about the logistics of getting there and moving in the country?

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In reply to Deepak Kaw, May 6, 2013

Deepak

A beautiful series all up though the first two images have that extra special quality about them. I love them.

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In reply to Deepak Kaw, May 7, 2013

Wonderful images!

Great compositions and exposures.  They really convey a sense of place.

I like them all but especially #1 and #3.

Thanks for sharing

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Very nice! Mine from the 90's...
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See next thread...

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Very nice, Deepak!! Some of mine from the 90's...
In reply to Deepak Kaw, May 7, 2013

Bhutan limits the number of visitors each year to preserve and protect their culture and really works.

They can only wear their native dress, use only traditional building materials (including wooden nails!) are very reverent and hence have nearly no crime and the most polite children I've encountered in 25 years of travel. Very refreshing to not encounter beggars and touts at every step.

Children are very eager to speak English - they are taught from very early - with visitors. Very sweet!

When we were there they had little or no TV and zero internet. It has changed, but what doesn't? Now they allow climbers and kayakers and even have a few high-end lodges.

My fifteen year old pix, all on transparency film: http://www.pbase.com/baldrich/bhutan

An amazing journey and experience!!!

All the best,

O

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In reply to Deepak Kaw, May 10, 2013

Very nice!

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fcarucci wrote:

A country I long to visit, thank you. How was the staying? Can you tell us more about the logistics of getting there and moving in the country?

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Hi,

It indeed is a lovely place to be in. I, of course, at one point lived there continuously for five years but these days only get opportunity to go there for short trips of 3-4 days for work.

The visit to Bhutan has to be pre-planned by booking with one of the various online travel agencies in Bhutan and making advanced payments for visa and organized tour. This is the only way to come to Bhutan. Costs may be high because the airfare for the only airline going to Bhutan can be quite high and tourist have to pay about 200-250 USD per day per person which includes accommodation, internal travel and meals.

Hope this information helps.

Cheers

Deepak

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In reply to Deepak Kaw, May 10, 2013

These sure make me want to go there.  Very nice series.  Got more?  Dave

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In reply to David Nall, Jun 30, 2013

Great images Deepak.  You've captured the essence of the place well - it bring back great memories for me.

Bhutan is my favourite travel destination.  It's like being in a movie set - a travel photographer's paradise - and the people are so welcoming.

I went about 10 years ago and some of my images are at

http://www.paul-glickman.com/page/himalayan_kingdoms.html

Paul.

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