Dear Anand — I am sorry that I am so slow in giving you a report on the trip to Bhutan that my son, Peter, daughter-in-law, Martha and I made to Bhutan the first of April. We did the cultural tour of Bhutan first and then Peter and Martha stayed on to do the Jomolhari trek. Our guides were Pema, Tshering, and wonderful driver, Guddu. Thank you to all of you for a wonderful trip. I will let Peter and Martha speak for themselves but I enjoyed the trip thoroughly. Pema was so well informed and obviously so dedicated to his country, his culture, and Buddhism. We saw wonderful dzongs, outstanding architecture, beautiful countryside and mountains and very interesting craft studios in Thimpu. The two mornings we spent at the festivals — one local one, and the first morning of the Paro Festival were wonderful. I feel so lucky to have seen them.
I especially want to thank Tshering for taking such good care of me — I am 88 and very fit but he was my extra support system whenever I needed one and such a wonderful young man. Guddu was outstanding as a driver — taking us through some very rough, under construction roads and making us feel that we really would survive after all.
You have a beautiful country and warm and friendly people — please keep it that way. All my best to you and to our guides and driver and to continued success of Wind Horse Tours. Ruth Bloland