A holiday in Bhutan has been on my wish-list for quite a while now. And I finally managed to tick that box a couple of weeks back.
I felt that the beauty of the place couldn’t be told by a series of still photographs or multiple blog-posts. So, I attempted something a bit different here, a video-log of the trip combining stills images and some time-lapses that I managed to shoot over the lovely 8 day trip.
This also gave me an opportunity to explore & learn Adobe Premiere Pro – a side benefit of this effort, I must admit. The video ended up much longer than I expected at 4:56. Have to figure out a way of telling it much more succinctly. And a way of putting it together much quicker. I reckon I will need to do a few more of these.
So, if I were to put down 5 things that one must do on a trip to that wonderful country, here they are:-
- The hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery (near Paro) is a must-do. Follow it up with a Hot Stone Bath.
- The walk upto the Chagri Monastery just outside Thimphu is another good early morning trek to do.
- Put down Phobjikha Valley in your itinerary and you will not be disappointed.
- Disconnect completely, soak in the tranquility, walk around as much as you can, speak to the locals, eat their food, and visit their home.
- Ideally, do not buy any packaged stuff. If you can’t then carry all your trash back.
This is definitely a place I will be going back a few more times.