The Bhutan Wrap Up

Although this is a more statistical, factual account of my 18 days in Bhutan, I think it will give you a sense for the country and the trip through it. Over my time in Bhutan I: Stayed in 10 hotels toured 20 temples toured 10 dzongs (in my opinion, you’ve seen one dzong, you’ve seen … Read more

Now That’s Entertainment?

Almost since I arrived in Bhutan, my guide, Chencho has been asking about my interest in going out one night to what he referred to as an “Entertainment Center”. When I asked him what went on at a Bhutanese Entertainment Center, he typcially responded vaguely that women dance, you give them money and you drink … Read more

Rustic “Charm”

Before I get into today’s post, I’d like to add a postscript to the one on hiking in Bhutan. I didn’t want to leave you with the impression that the fine folks here in Bhutan are a bunch of perverts or anything, so I’d like to pick up where I left off…penises. Actually, the first … Read more

Hiking in Bhutan

I had a picture, albeit vague, of what my 18 days in Bhutan would be like and now that I’m here for about a week, I’d like to try to paint a picture for you of the experience thus far. With the exception of the travel days where we are driving to the next “city”, … Read more

Thanks in Giving

Thanksgiving day is the day we set aside for giving thanks. I think gratitude and acceptance are two of the most important attitudes for a happy life. I have a lot to be thankful for. A wonderful family, great friends, a wonderful 33 year career at Con Edison working with a terrific bunch of dedicated … Read more

Pass the fig leaves, Eve

I intend this post to serve as a post script to the post on sharing. Based on that post, I pictured my friends rushing to the phone to call their travel agent and booking their next vacation to India immediately. Who wouldn’t want to go to a place where people are so friendly and welcoming and … Read more

Driving Miss Crazy!

I have been on the road a lot. I thought that retirement would bring less time commuting, but my first 2 weeks in India have included a lot of time sitting in the car. It’s a big country. I have found India to be full of surprises, and this includes what happens on the roads. … Read more

Sharing

It is my pleasure to share this post with you. We can share many things, a kiss, a hug, a moment, conversation, feelings, news, possessions and material things, our time, our skills and abilities, a smile, a wave, a blessing to name just a few that are relevant to this story. In just a few … Read more

Bon Voyage!

I head out tomorrow for my 6 week or so adventure to India, Bhutan, and Nepal. Some friends have said they were interested in hearing from me so I thought I would try to blog while away. I was going to journal anyway, so the blog, at least as I currently imagine it, will just be … Read more

88, 44, 11

I am fascinated by numbers. This hasn’t always been the case. Can’t say I ever really enjoyed math in school. Despite that, I chose to be an engineer. Perhaps I can explain that in a future post. I have actually met people who enjoy math, but I am not among them. I have grown very … Read more