Up, down, up
We just returned from a week end in Paro,
We stayed at a very beautiful resort-hotel,
We were almost the only guests as it is off- season and the hotel is very remote at 2800m.
I said almost the only guests…there was a Spanish group of 7, but they had picked mushrooms during their hike and as they had a “mushroom specialist” in their midst, they cooked their own mushrooms for their dinner (luckily they did not
invite us!)…and got REALLY sick.
Thank god they survived! But they had to get transfusions at Paro hospital etc (all for free, remember my blog: healthy in Bhutan!) !
We were so released to hear they were getting better!!!!
This morning they were actually up and well again! What a blessing!
Tigersnest…how can one describe such an incredible place!
Bhutan is very thinly populated, 700 000 inhabitants in a country about the size
The “big” cities are really small compared to cities in any other country, actually more like villages, and many people live in extremely remote isolated places.
And the monks here go to even further
isolation, to places one can almost not reach!
Whenever you look up at a mountain you see very high up a monastery, a hermitage, some like Tigersnest seem impossible to reach!
We hiked for about 2 and a half hours,
up, up, up then down, then up again until we reached this incredibly beautiful monastery.
We meditate in one of the caves for quite some time and I could feel “endless time”…
Back in our hotel the
owner, a bhutanese lady from the very eastern minority the Brokpas, told us stories of the Yeti, called Migoi in Bhutan.
There are many tales and stories about the Migoi (Yeti) in Bhutan, but she and people she knows have actually
Here one of her stories: A yak herder once saw a Migoi sitting on a rock “sunbathing”, he was described as taller than humans with lot’s of hair with a long brown mane, but a sort of human face, huge hands and
feet…the herder who had poisonous arrows with him in case he met some wild animals in the forest, got scared and shot at the Yeti, 3-4 arrows! The yeti looked at him with a sad look…It is said they never attack only defend themselves if attacked,
The yeti probably because of his big size and thick skin managed to flee, but later they heard a terrible cry and found the yeti dead.
They skinned him and our landlady has actually seen the mane in some village elders home …
She had many more stories…I am looking forward telling them to our grandsons!
This morning we saw the snow covered Jhomolhari peak of 7314M !
In Bhutan the mountains are sacred and no humans are allowed to
Tho will tell you more about our week end in Paro…our stone bath and all,