Spiritual quest is a way of life for Bhutanese. Pilgrimage constitutes a big chunk of travel. While there are countless pilgrimage sites in the country, of late, Dra Karpo in Shaba, Paro has become a major attraction, especially among those living in the capital and Paro. It is about 15 minutes walk from the road […]

Back in the days, the household would get down to drying meat, preparing local beverages called ara and changkoe, and stocking up on ration, as dates approach for the woman in the family to give birth. Today, similar preparations take place but at a bigger scale. But there is a difference. Arrangements decades ago would […]

Amid the peaking summer heat, as traffic below advances at a pace enough to exasperate a snail, and as constructions nearby set off racket, a heart blooms and beauty prevails. It is an entirely different world at the core of the capital town. Its popular landmark, the National Memorial Choeten, is adorned with plants and […]

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