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Bhutan and the Sacred Phallus, Phallic Art in Bhutan

Bhutan and the Bhutanese have a thing about the phallus. They are penis obsessed and you’ll see large, lurid, male members artistically depicted on houses throughout Bhutan. One village, in particular, Sopsoka, near Punakha town and adjacent to Chimi Lhakhang, is famous for its penis art along with the fertility temple. This temple is also …

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Swayambhunath. #1 Must-See Temple in Kathmandu, Swayambhunath Stupa

The Swayambhunath Stupa, an icon of Nepal, is an ancient religious structure on a hilltop in the Kathmandu Valley.  It stands about 3 kilometers west of Kathmandu City and is a must-see for anyone thinking of going to Nepal.  This has to be the most famous and beautiful temple in Kathmandu. The Monkey Temple or …

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Is It Worth Visiting Bhutan? Bhutan Travel

Travel in Bhutan. What is travel in Bhutan like? Costs of Travel in Bhutan. Best places to see and visit in Bhutan. A Bhutan travel blog and guide. We recently spent 10 days touring Bhutan, including hiking, after years of dreaming of visiting this mystical Himalayan kingdom. This was my ultimate bucket list destination and …

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Lhasa Tibet. (Travel to Lhasa, Blog, Things To See and Do in Lhasa)

Visiting Lhasa Tibet. What’s Lhasa like? Things to do in Lhasa, places to see, points of interest and a travel blog on Lhasa Tibet today. Our Lhasa tour was part of a longer 8-day tour of Tibet. We travelled overland from Kathmandu and returned to Nepal by air from Lhasa airport. Lhasa itself was an …

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Sera Monastery (See Tibetan Monks Debate at Sera Tibet)

One, just one, of the massive bucket list highlights of our tour of Tibet was visiting the Sera Monastery. This Monastery just outside Lhasa city is the place to come if you want to see Tibetan Buddhist monks debate. Video and photos from Sera Monastery. This is something I never dreamed I’d see for myself. …

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Altitude in Tibet. High Passes and Diamox

So here’s the thing, Tibet is way, way high. Crazy high. Everyone knows that to trek in the Himalayas you’ll have altitude issues and probably need to take diamox and have acclimatisation days and such like, but before we set off to Tibet last week I hadn’t actually thought much about the altitude of the …

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A Tibet Travel Blog (Hard Realities & Wonders of Tibet)

I honestly don’t know where to start with Tibet. We’ve just spent 8 incredible days travelling through Tibet from Kathmandu and those 8 days were some of the most mesmerising of our last 6 years of full-time travel. I now need to create a Tibet travel blog to record our memories before they fade and …

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