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I spent 2 nights camping at about 4100m altitude, having a good time acclimatizing and getting used to the thinner air. I started to feel dizzy at first, slightly lack of appetite but watching my Bhutanese friends eat, it motivates me to eat as much as I can. I just couldnt believe watching them eat, how does such a small tummy store too much food. I had difficulty sleeping on the first… Read More

The cold bites my skin at night despite the beginning of summer. When the sun is out, it slowly provides comfort here to the living things… like a sweet mother holding her crying baby on her arm tightly. The temperature was slowly rising and we continued our trek when the sun started shining. As we trekked further, the landscape slowly changed. The thick forest slowly disappeared… less trees the higher we walked… Read More

The sun rises as early as 6 here in the Bhutanese skyline, waking up all the sleeping beings here. Even at 4am, I could already see the first light hitting the darkness of the night sky. The summer season begins to show its characteristic here in the Himalayas. I left Paro after having breakfast in the hotel I stayed. I left my bicycle in some safe place in Paro, still untouched in… Read More

Once I exited the main door at the airport, I was greeted by my guides that will accompany me while I’m in Bhutan. Each tourist group visiting Bhutan will be assigned by a guide. In my case, I’m alone in the group. There are 2 guys from DrukAsia that will company me, Lhawang who is my trekking guide and Tshiring who is my driver. I’m not used to it, I dont feel… Read More

My life has been in contrast recently. Time changes everything including my physical body. I grew older everyday, the wrinkles on my face grew more noticeable, I started to feel the limitation on my movement very slowly. But my horses…. my horses and the Tien Shan mountains… they made my mind stronger. My experience travelling with the horses through the Tien Shan has really changed me. I now realized even more the… Read More