While we were in Bhutan, we camped along a river. We slept in tents and sleeping bags. There was a big campfire and a beach along the bank of the river that Stefan and I played on. We loved the campsite. It was great!
After two days and nights camping, we went to the capital city of Thimphu. We had a special dinner there and got to meet lots of local people. We got to hang out with some kids our age. In Thimphu, we also did some shopping at the weekend market and got a really cool old lock. My parents bought some Buddhas and other beautiful statues.
After Thimphu, we returned to Paro to do the five hour hike to a place called the Tiger's Nest, which is a temple that is said to be where Guru Rimpoche rode on the back of a tigress along the side of a steep cliff.
There was a fire in the temple in 2001, so they had to rebuild it. It is one of the most sacred temples in the Himalayas and this was the first time our guide Richard ever saw it not under construction. After hiking to the top of the mountain, we stopped for lunch overlooking the Tiger's Nest, which was meat free because you're not supposed to eat meat near the temple. After the grand finale of the Tiger's Nest, we went to the airport early the next morning. We said "goodbye" to Bhutan and our fellow Chilips. As we were leaving Bhutan and flying over the Himalayan Mountains, we got to see Mount Everest. Our next destination is Thailand, for beaches and more temples.