|Leaving from Thailand today to spend some time with Kelly Odells program Luna non-profit www.nonprofittravel.com and Muffys friend from childhood Trevor Patzer who is working in Bhutan at Uma Resort and creating a new branch of his non profit little sisters foundation now in Bhutan.
Jambay Tours organized our travel into Bhutan and her brother Choda was the captain of the plain that we flew into Bhutan with. An amazing opportunity Captain Choda met with us as we boarded the flight and invited me into the cockpit for the landing. It was truly an amazing experience weaving into the Himilayas and then landing in the Paro Valley just over several homes, thrilling and just a bit scary than any other flight I have been on, and I was in the jump seat of the cockpit. I video taped the whole thing so muffy could also enjoy the views later.
After arriving in Paro we were greated by Trevor and Jambay. Our first stop was at uma where Trevor has been working and he booked us for a night in one of the suites, quite a treat for us budget travelers a Uber cool room.
Muffy tried out her ability as an archer and then we headed off for dinner. She actually did ok but she hit a prayer flag in one of her first attempts and I am not exactly sure what kind of bad luck that will giver her.
The next day we went on a drive and a hike at the top of the mountain creating Paro Valley. There we had a wonderful lunch and did a quick hike near a sky burial site.(where they take children under 2 years old who have died and return the spirit to the animal kingdom)
The next day was a morning of fun with the Little sisters foundation. Starting the day off with singing and dance, letters to their sponsors, lunch and a visit to one of the oldest zongs in the eastern asia. The girls made hacky sacks out of clover, and actually found around 50 4 leaf clovers. I have never seen so many in my entire life.
The day with the girls was a ton of fun and Muffy and I really enjoyed Their Happy Spirits.