May I say thank you for the wonderful trip to Bhutan that you put together for Geoff and Sarah Buck, Jill and myself. The trip exceeded our expectations and provided us with a real insight to life in rural Bhutan.
Our guide Taschi is obviously very proud of his country and its heritage. He made time to explain the way of life and gave us an overview of your Bhuddist religion and the significance and history of the various Chorten, Temples, Dzongs and Forts we visited. During the walks around some of the villages we visited, we were invited into the homes of the villagers and took yak milk tea, butter tea and arak with them. It was a great privilege.
Our driver Sonam took care of our safety and comfort whilst we were in transit, often on some quite challenging road surface conditions. I now appreciate the continuous maintenance and ongoing widening and upgrading of the road network which is necessary in the eastern Bhutanese terrain.
The camp crew also did an excellent job of keeping us warm and well fed. The meals were varied and always well received.
Please pass our thanks and appreciation on to all your staff who looked after us on the trip.
Jill and I will be visiting the Destinations Show in Manchester in January. If you decide to venture north to the Show, perhaps I will have an opportunity to thank you personally.
Best regards …… Elwyn Jones