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Bread Delivery

Bread delivery
Camera: Panasonic DMC-GX8 | Date: 22-11-2015 09:19 | Resolution: 5433 x 3622 | ISO: 200 | Exp. bias: -33/100 EV | Exp. Time: 1/500s | Aperture: 7.1 | Focal Length: 35.0mm | Lens: LUMIX G VARIO 35-100/F2.8

Some of you will know that I have an unerring knack to home in on bread, wherever it is and in whatever form. I couldn’t possibly miss this shot!

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On the Road Again

We have a 4.30 start for the long drive back to Punakha. I grumble a bit but this turns out to be a good call and our misty and cold but unaccompanied drive to Tsonga completes in an hour less … Continue reading

Monday, November 23, 2015 in Bhutan Travel Blog, Travel

Bhumtang Yiddle-I-Po

Well, Bhumtang may well be a land of breath-taking sweeping vistas and intriguing details, but my room overlooks the local timber yard, and it looks very cold out. I start the day with a bath. The hotel is a triumph … Continue reading

From Nobgang to Bumthang…

Via Nobding (with more phalluses) – I couldn’t make this up if I tried! Today was essentially a very long and somewhat boring drive, to the “alpine” bit of Bhutan. Although start and end are probably only 50km apart as … Continue reading

The Monastery Institute

After a somewhat later start, we drive up a steep mountain road to Nalanda Monastery Institute, basically a training school for Buddhist monks, with several of the initiates only 6 years of age. It’s ironic that these boys are entering … Continue reading

Friday, November 20, 2015 in Bhutan Travel Blog, Travel

Tantric Temple

After a very meagre breakfast (breakfasts are getting steadily worse while the other meals may be improving slightly), we have a short drive and then start off by walking up to a temple which nestles on a hilltop below some … Continue reading

In Close

I’ve discovered that I’m tending to go to extremes with my lenses on this trip. The shot in the previous post used the 12-35mm at 12mm. This shot was taken down into the Punakha valley from above, using the 100-300mm … Continue reading

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 in Bhutan Travel Blog, Photography, Travel

Of Temples, Portals and Knobs…

We leave Thimphu via a small mountain road which climbs rapidly our of the city towards the north-east. We are treated to great views of the Buddha, which although below the summit is brilliantly positioned and visible from all over … Continue reading

The Golden Bhudda

Self explanatory, I hope! Continue reading

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 in Bhutan Travel Blog, Travel

Culture and Food

We’ve had another good day. We start at the National Memorial Chorten (a sort of shrine), which is very busy but I get some good shots of old ladies cleaning all the brass lamps, and then the brass lamps burning. … Continue reading