Off to the Himalayas

Photo by little byte of luck on flickr

Tomorrow, I leave for the Himalayas.  I’ve never been to the Himalayas before, so I’m very excited about this trip to Bhutan with my hubby.   Bhutan is a little country, located under China and next to Nepal, that only opened its doors three decades ago to tourists.   I am really excited to hike around in the Himalayas and explore the different dzongs.  One of the hikes I’m really looking forward is a hike up to Tiger’s Nest.

I’ve arranged it so that we have a 12 hour layover both directions through South Korea.  The South Korean airport is so amazing–at least from what I’ve read about it.  Not only does it have a movie theatre and lots of shopping, it has a tourist office which arranges trips based on your layover hours.  So, we’ll be seeing the DMZ on one layover and doing a city and temple tour on another for 25 dollars!

This trip will mark my 71st and 72nd countries.  That makes me a quarter of the way through according to the Travelers’ Century Club’s official list of countries, which totals 319.   My goal is to get to most countries by the end of my life.  We will see how that goes!

I will do my best to blog about my upcoming trip, but I’m afraid we might not always have electricity or internet.  If I can’t do it while in Bhutan, I will definitely blog and post photos after I get back.

I will be writing a post tomorrow about what to pack and how I usually pack, which I hope will be helpful!


Hope you have a blast!


Oh my gosh - you leave tomorrow? What an amazing sounding trip! As always, I can't wait to read about your adventures. You are my travel role model MikaFika. Have a great time, be very careful.