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Old 11-17-2011, 05:55 AM   #4
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Bhutan is known as the happy kingdom.
This might be the reason why

This was harvested out the front of the hotel and it grows wild everywhere.
The local beer is called "Druk 11000" and is 8% and only comes in big bottles, so 1 bottle is the equivelant of 4 or 5 stubbies of midstrength,which is what I normally drink.
Garry had a couple of beers and sensibly called that enough.
The rest of us settled in for a big night.

We slowly woke to another wet morning and were pleased that we only had to do about 70 km that day

We paid for 46 bottles then hit the road.
First stop was a temple just out of town

Bhutan is a Buddhist country and there are temples of all shapes and sizes everywhere.

This is the village next to the temple

I was amused by the roof held on with the rocks, but this turned out to be a fairly common sight.

After a quick cultural lesson we were off again for some more fantastic scenery and great roads.

This temple was in the middle of the road

We had a bit of a wait here because Pete's bike had a bit of a problem that Karma had to rectify.
I wasn't feeling so good.

The rest of the crew were looking a bit ordinary too.
We carried on and soon we were at our next overnight stop in Mongar in time for a late lunch and more hot beer.
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