Nerd’s Eye View : Thimphu, Bhutan

The capital of one of the world’s most intriguing destinations, Thimphu combines a natural small-town feel with a new commercial hub that gives a mix to the country’s natural conservatism and Shangri La image. Thimphu is home to approximately 100,000 inhabitants including the Royal family. Its called the beating heart of the country, its the commercial hub of the nation and by far the most modern city … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Thimphu, Bhutan

Nerd’s Eye View : Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka on the whole brings enormous joy and relaxation as a tourist, but the little beach village of Mirissa is, I think, as near to perfect as I’ll ever find. All that we have in Mirissa is a perfect beach, the main coast road that runs the length of the country lies just behind with a few rudimentary shops and local style eateries and … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Nerd’s Eye View : Galle, Sri Lanka

The capital of the southern province, Galle is a city with a colorful history. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this city is a delight to explore on foot, an exotic old trading port blessed with imposing Dutch-colonial buildings, ancient mosques and churches, grand mansions and museums. Built by the Dutch in 1663, Galle’s core is the Fort, a walled enclave surrounded on three sides by the … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Galle, Sri Lanka

Nerd’s Eye View : Punakha, Bhutan

Punakha was the capital of Bhutan until the 1960’s, and still retains the serene atmosphere of a place with a regal past. Located at a height of 4265 ft., Punakha valley, one of Bhutan’s most scenic destinations, is the perfect place to awaken the nature lover in you. The Dzong is the main attraction, but there are also other sites of interest in and around this pleasant little town. … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Punakha, Bhutan

Nerd’s Eye View : Pashupatinath, Nepal

At first glance, Pashupatinath might not look that sacred… The temple is just a few hundred metres from the end of the runway at Tribhuvan Airport, overlooking a particularly polluted stretch of the Bagmati. However, in religious terms this is a powerhouse of Hindu spiritual energy, and is closely connected to Shiva in the form of Pashupati, the Lord of Animals. This extensive Hindu temple … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Pashupatinath, Nepal

Travelog  –  Tiger’s Nest , Bhutan

Bhutan, the “Land of the Thunder Dragon” is unquestionably a Himalayan paradise, where religion and mysticism is the way of life. Nestled amidst this mystifying environment is the Tiger’s Nest monastery in the town of Paro, the bejeweled crown of Bhutan. This monastery is certainly the most acclaimed landmark of this Himalayan kingdom, and the most memorable experience during my visit to this nation The … Continue reading Travelog  –  Tiger’s Nest , Bhutan

Bhutan : An Economy of Happiness

“Continuous economic growth and expansion in our finite world is not a must. In fact, the current global economic situation still presents a great opportunity to give nature a rest … to reduce stress, to have more free time, to become more secure and self-reliant, and to improve the quality of our lives.” Trying to spread the above message is the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, … Continue reading Bhutan : An Economy of Happiness