There is a place so unusual, so colourful and precious that I almost want to hide my story from the world. Isolated in the steep mountains of Bhutan’s far eastern region, the villages of Merak and Sakteng only allowed access to foreign visitors in 2010. Electricity arrived a few years later.
Here is a taste of my recent trekking trip through Iceland's remote eastern frontier. The tour operator, Icelandic Mountain Guides (IMG), ran a fantastic small-group expedition.
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Legend tells that this temple was attached to the rock by strands of celestial hair. This photo captures a local Bhutanese man as we approached the temple.
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Sometime in the middle of the night, my husband and I both awoke suddenly. We looked around, not sure what had startled us. We then heard a low snort a few metres away. This was followed by the sound of grass being pulled. Then a faint chewing sound grated over and over. Another sniff, but nearer. Whatever had come for an evening snack was approaching our tent.”
Once we tramped through the town gates, the streets quietened. Motorized vehicles tended to avoid the community’s inner core. Stone and dirt paths curved through the village.”