First (only) visit: April 2006
Visited: Paro, Thimpu
Bhutan is one of the hardest and most expensive places to get to.Many travellers place it among their favourite destinations, what with its mystical temples and high mountains. However, something was lost on me. While my guide Chilip was a friendly chap, I found Bhutan bland, the services and good awful and the temples repetitive, seen one and you have seen them all. Still, there is a nice feeling of being really far away from it all.
Highlight: The many Buddhist temples built in traditional style and monasteries on rock in the middle of nowhere...