On our deathbeds, none of us wishes we had more money in the bank or a bigger car sitting in the driveway. Instead, as we take our last few breaths, we wish that we had lived a life that was courageous, authentic and remarkably loving.
"Back To The Street" its not just about battle, competition or giving a best show.
Anyone can join for the cypher.. and also for the open dance workshops which i feel its important.. We all need to share informations or knowledge about what we are doing... there are alot who dont trust in youths who actually dance... may be i would say .. we have got some oppertunity to show... the energy.. the power and our unity of dance/art...
We all need to be connected.. cos we share the same space and the dream...
For our small community. @gokab_bhutan_official
#streetforpeople #vibrantsociety #vibrantthimphu #thimphuthromde #streetart #streetdance #bhutan
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And in the part of the world this is how a 3,700 mt (~12,100 ft) forest looks like.
Bhutan had this interesting dichotomy. On the surface it was this quiet, polite and seemingly traditional society but peel back and dive a little deeper (almost literally in some instances) and it has this thriving but almost invisible nightlife culture.
These places are hard to find for an outsider without the help of a local. So on this visit my colleague who was clued into the night scene took us to such places. Places which would be hidden away in the basements or at the back of bland shopping blocks which ordinarily one would not even give a second glance but enter them and you are suddenly inside a throbbing and happening club full of people dancing the night away.
And once the clubs closed past midnight the scene shifted to these empty parking lots where an open boot doubled up as a bar and another car played nice music and you stand around chatting or watching the night quietly wind down behind Thimpu's twinkling lights.
#bhutan #nightlife #clubbing #dancing #wanderlust #latelatergram #latergram #travel #memories #instatravel
So I was not going to upload any pic of my Bhutan ride, but since Kamar tod Mehnat ki, we rode 500kms in a day Nd back home. .. Upload to banta hai dost 😌. Wasn't much pleasant ride.. But as we know the most unpleasant roads leads to a pleasant destination.. That's what has happened, I'm glad I met such gentlemen in Bhutan, cultured t always crave to see and meet.. Atleast it's now added to the list. #bhutan #ride #royalenfield #girlonbullet #crazyride #badroads #missinghim
Yes those are chilis chillin’ on a roof!
Read a fascinating article courtesy of @atlasobscura
about the Kingdom of Bhutan, a Buddhist landlocked community who is obsessed with chilies. They use #peppers
for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. No wonder why #Bhutan
is the happiest country in Asia (and 8th in the world)!
The national dish of Bhutan is called ema datshi:
🌶️ Ema = #Chili
🌶️Datshi = #Cheese
is a stew made with curd from cow or yak's milk. When they separate butter from the cheese, a watery liquid remains. This is used as soup broth made with a variety of peppers which may include:
What's remarkable about Bhutan's love for chilis is that they are not native to Asia. In the 16th century by Portuguese explorers.
Swipe through the photos by @atlasobscura.
To read more copy and paste the link:
Have you ever eaten #Bhutanese
cuisine? Let us know in the comments below. Also, be sure to tag us in your pics and use the hashtag #TheChiliLab
The takin is Bhutan’s national animal, and quite a weird looking one at that. It essentially has the body of a cow, with the head of a goat. On the outskirts of Thimphu is a small preserve holding some of these takins, which are hard to spot in the wild. This mini-zoo also has deer and some mountain goats. The takin can be found in the Himalayas, mainly in Bhutan and parts of Tibet. In the early 2000s, the decision was made to release the preserve’s takins back into the wild, but the tamed animals wandered back towards Thimphu, roaming the streets looking for food. Eventually they were brought back to the zoo. I am really glad that I splurged for a new 18-300mm lens for my DSLR camera before this trip, or I would have been unable to photograph these creatures. They were all huddled together well over 100m/300ft away from the visitor path, towards the opposite side of their enclosure.
The National Institute for Zorig Chusum in Thimphu is one of Bhutan’s main vocational schools for the traditional arts. School students who don’t earn grades sufficient to enroll in competitive universities, or with a passion for arts, come here to get an education focusing on one of 13 different art subjects. These include painting, embroidery, woodcarving, sculpture-making and silversmithing. Courses take between two to five years to complete, and most graduates will earn jobs with the government, primarily making art for Bhutan’s numerous religious buildings. Often times, the students have to prepare art pieces on paper, before getting started with their respective projects. The school is open for guests, and you can enter the classrooms and interact with the students, even though they are technically in class! At least as long as the teachers don’t mind you visiting. Quite a cool experience.
The energy of Bhutan is very hard to explain. The word we hear the most around here is Karma - if you do/think/speak good or bad today, it comes back to you later... then imagine a whole country who lives by those principles in every thing they do... it’s the peace of Bhutan 🇧🇹 ♥️🐲🐉 #bhutan #karma #buddhism #visitbhutan
Busy day in Bhutan - started with meeting with Gross National Happiness Center - to a visit to a Buddhist Monastic School and a visit to a private temple and dinner with a local family who work in various industries #bhutan #traveltheworld
Laced up the hiking boots, and went with my guide and our driver for the 2-hour roundtrip hike up to the Tango Monastery, north of Thimphu. Like a lot of other monasteries, Tango Goemba, as the locals call it, was built in a remote location, to offer the monks peace and refuge from city life. A temple was first built here in the 12th century, but in the 15th century, Lama Drukpe Kunley, who’s been nicknamed the “Divine Madman”, built the monastery that is here now. Today it houses a university of Buddhist Studies. Unfortunately, the caretaker for the main temple inside the monastery was nowhere to be found, so that part was locked. Oh well, a bit of hiking is always nice. The hillsides are full of prayer flags, and dotted with shrines.
*Trust me, I had tortured my cabbie throughout my Bhutan trip, asking him to stop by every nook & corner to capture portraits or “viuuuus”.
Bhutan is in & out gold !
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Friend was talking about Lachung & now I’m sorely missing it !