Four of us landed at Paro airport on Bhutan’s National airline Druk Air, our flight from Kathmandu was sensational perfect weather and spectacular view of Everest, Kanchenjunga it was a perfect day for flying between these two Himalayan countries.  We were  welcomed  by the smiling faces of Pema and his staff who presented us with beautiful white scarfs of greeting.  Nine of the ladies had already arrived from Bangkok and were getting to know each other we all soon bonded  I knew immediately  it was going to be a fun trip. On our first full day in Thimpu we hiked to the Cheri Monastery situated a short drive from the capital, it took about 1 hour to hike to the most popular monastery for the Bhutanese people.  Our picnic lunch by the river consisted of a hot buffet of fresh vegetables,  chicken, salad, fruit, drinks,  and we thought that we would be having a sandwich no such thing in Bhutan it is all first class delicious food. In the afternoon we went to Bhutan’s national park to seek out their National Animal the Tarkin which is half cow half goat a very unusual animal.  Tonight we will enjoy a cultural performance an end to a fabulous first day adventure in Bhutan.    
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