Living in Bhutan – 8 Months Experience
Living in Bhutan has been a fantastic experience so far. I cannot believe that it has already been 8 months since I arrived at the Land of the Thunder Dragon!
I have experienced so much living here, and I am so happy that we have been enjoying and adapting well to our lives in such a different place.
Living in Bhutan – Challenges
Bhutan is another world. The country almost completely skipping the industrial revolution, so anything and everything you need must be imported. This brings prices up quite a lot on pretty much anything at all.
Do you like spicy food? Well, you will get plenty of that in Bhutan! People here seem not to know the concept of spice, so everything is mouth burning! But after a while you get used to it!
The main challenges so far, for me, is to deal with the easy going nature of the Bhutanese… too easy going, if you ask me! Anything that you need sorted, if you are lucky and extremely insistent, will take months to get resolved. This is quite annoying when you have been raised on a sense or urgency for anything!
I have been blessed with the opportunity to come to this amazing place, but by God, it is not easy!
Living in Bhutan – Rewards
As some of you know, I am a teacher. Teaching in Bhutan, to the demographics I am currently teaching, is one of the most beautiful things in the world. I have been teaching children from a disadvantaged background and it has been extremely difficult, but even more rewarding.
Bhutan is almost untouched. The main advantage of having skipped the industrial age is that the country’s wildlife and nature are still barely touched. Everywhere you look, there are trees, birds etc. It is a paradise for outdoorsy people! Recently, I read about a trek on Mochilao a Dois, called “Bumthang Owl Trek” (click to read more!). It is great trek, full of rhododendrons along the way.
There are many more experiences to share, but I will keep them for future posts! Thanks for stopping by!