Belgian chocolate is the stuff dreams are made of and one of the main reasons I went to Belgium. I decided that since there is a lot of info out there on how and where to travel in Belgium, that I would put a different spin on the topic and address my favorite subject of chocolate and how to buy the perfect Belgian chocolates.
Morocco is one of the most intriguing and most visited destinations in Africa and the Middle East. And for good reason. The mix of Middle Eastern and French cultures makes Morocco truly unique. It’s a photographers dream and foody’s paradise.
On my recent trip to Bhutan, I learned some surprising things about this country and gained some valuable insights into Bhutan, its culture, and its people. The media has, in recent years, focused on the young King and Queen of Bhutan, the recent birth of their child, and of course, Gross National Happiness. But after going there and spending a considerable amount of time talking to my guide, I discovered that the media has only revealed a small piece of the puzzle that is Bhutan.
I only had a few hours to explore Abu Dhabi while on a layover to Kathmandu, and I decided this mosque is the main attraction in Abu Dhabi and well worth leaving the airport to see. I was right. It is the second most beautiful building I’ve ever seen, second only to the Taj Mahal.
Trekking in Nepal is one of the most memorable and positive travel experiences I’ve ever had. My treks in Nepal were short and I certainly didn’t break any climbing records, but they were just so fun, largely in part because I had two great guides. The people I met in Nepal are so great for so many reasons, and this leads me to my first tip for a great trekking experience in Nepal.
Trekking in Bhutan. It’s the main reason people visit this small Asian country. Now I know why.
To say, “I’m going to Bhutan” isn’t really an accurate statement. To be more accurate, you would have to say, “I’m going to experience Bhutan.” While I wouldn’t say it is still a hidden gem or and unspoiled paradise or an undiscovered land, it certainly is not your usual travel destination.
While I don’t think Bhutan is a hidden gem anymore, it is an incredible place to see and visit and experience.