Thursday, March 4, 2010

Odds and Ends from Haa Valley in Bhutan

Don't get me wrong, I love Japan. But because there's more than just Japan in the world (though I do know people who would try to argue with me on this one), today we'll revisit Bhutan.

I miss Bhutan, I really do. I want to go there again, but since my name is Budget Trouble, a trip to Bhutan won't be happening anytime soon. Unless I find me a cash-tossing corporate sponsor. The only other alternative is to sell myself into sexual slavery, but since it's me we're talking about here, I doubt there would be any takers, I'd make a lousy slave.

Anyway, where were we? Ah yes, Bhutan. Haa Valley, an adorable place within easy reach from Paro.

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While driving around we stumbled upon a village festival with singing and dancing and bow-and-arrow shooting. And in case you didn't know, archery is a very serious business in Bhutan.

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In some countries it's hunting rifles, in Bhutan it's bows.

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And if you're big enough to hold this thing, you're old enough to shoot it.

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And if you're old enough to shoot it, you're old enough to do all sorts of other things.

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And here's what it looked and sounded like (yeah, I finally figured out how to post videos, how awesome is that?):



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