Bhutan – Sleepless in Paro

At this point of our first day in Bhutan, we were getting very tired from our lack of sleep. But we powered on to Paro Dzong, the most impressive looking building in Paro.

Paro Dzong - Overlooking crystal clear waters

Paro Dzong – Overlooking crystal clear waters

Built in 1645 as a castle fortress.

Built in 1645 as a castle fortress.

It houses the Paro monastic body and office of the Paro district civil authority.

It houses the Paro monastic body and office of the Paro district civil authority.

Then off to our first Bhutanese lunch buffet.  And it was awesome.  And our most favourite meal in Bhutan.

Pumpkin soup, a tasty donut looking crispy thing and other good stuff

Pumpkin soup, a tasty donut looking crispy thing and other good stuff

Paro main street

Paro main street

After a brief stroll through town, we hopped into the car and were driven an hour and a bit to Thimphu for the night.  The “bit” was thanks to an unusual roadblock.

Caution: Cow Crossing Ahead

Caution: Cow Crossing Ahead

The bumpy road hugs the valley wall, passing steep terraced rice paddy fields and old farmhouses.  It is a beautiful sight.

Or so I sort of remember.  We fell asleep, so missed the whole thing!

Visited 24th October 2013.

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We are Andrew and Lakshi Starks, young married couple from Melbourne, Australia. We are travelling around the world on our Starks Epic Adventure!
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