Tips & Tricks
Hi Jinks (Druk Hotel, Wogzin Lam, Clock Tower Square, Thimphu) — Druk Hotel’s on-site bar is a dimly-lit space that has a lot of character. Early arrivals might be able to score one of the incredibly inviting armchairs by the bar, and proceed to indulge in a drink a two (the drink list features a … Continue reading Hola Jinks
Brazil was first discovered in 1500 when a fleet commanded by Portuguese diplomat Pedro Álvares Cabral arrived at a site between present-day Salvador and Rio de Janeiro called Porto Seguro. Since the Portuguese Empire’s priority was trade with the Far East, it didn’t bother to colonize the country until after 1530, when other European powers … Continue reading About Brazil
Benez Bar (Jangchhub Lam, Thimphu) – located on the top floor of one of Thimphu’s modern buildings, the mature above-25 crowd comes here for the views, international food options, and drinks. Prominent locals have been known to frequent this bar.
Swiss Guest House (Kharsumphe, Jakar, Chokor, Bumthang) – this restaurant got its name from the 1970s, when this location was frequented by Swiss nationals who were in the country working for Bhutan’s Dairy and Forest Project. This guest house is run by a Swiss-trained cheese maker, and (to no surprise) Swiss dishes are offered here, … Continue reading Swiss Guest House
Hotel Ghasel (Hotel Ghasel, Nordzin Lam, Thimphu) – opened in 1997, this hotel is located by a popular local landmark (the Clock Tower Square). This was the first vegetarian restaurant that opened in the capital and serves both Bhutanese and Indian dishes, such as the vegetarian thali (a selection of small dishes, including rice and … Continue reading Hotel Ghasel
Chichén Itzá (El Castillo pyramid)(Tulum, Yucatan – 179 km. west of Cancún) — some time before Columbus’ arrival in the Americas, this site was once a thriving Mayan city, considered one of the largest in existence. The pyramid that marks this location exhibits a multitude of architectural styles, reminiscent of styles seen in central … Continue reading Chichén Itzá