Having never been to Bhutan as a tourist or during tourist season, I am shocked as I sit here availing myself of the free wi-fi by the volume of ‘chillips’ here. And the number of flights! Typically there’s only one a day, but today there are four, and thankfully despite the fog they appear to be moving.
I suppose it’s a good sign that even if the economy stinks, there are people willing to spend so much money to come here. But there’s always something unsettling about tourists, in any country. I know, I know, the economy here is built on this industry.
I just feel lucky I’ve been able to travel here thanks to my work and now my friends.
I am also debating whether to turn the $15 in cash I just exchanged into a bottle of K5 Whiskey. Of course I have to, no?