Friday, April 3, 2009

Day 24 - Stuck at Gedu!

With very faint hopes of the road opening today, got up late had a lazy breakfast and went to check out the blocked. Only found more vehicles lined up. The cop says the road clearing work has not yet begun. It will commence only after the bodies of landslide victims were recovered and still one person was missing. The may open tomm but now sure he says. May? May? With all due respects for the people who lost their lives there, this is going to be a real show stopper for my travel. If only Bhutan immigration activity did not take the whole day i would have been on my way. This is 4th day in Bhutan and i am getting now where. My plan was 5-6 days in Bhutan!

Came back to the room and with nothing to do, watched couple of movies on the laptop. It was kinda good for a change. I like it when i get to waste time without feeling guilty for it:D But cant take it one more day. Go on a small ride our the hilly town of Gedu for taking pix. The Bhutan buildings really look good in their traditional style. Took a small diversion to go till the dead and found that it was goin to another town and not really in mood to bear bad roads for nothing. Just clicking what ever looks pretty. Again back to the room for another movie.

Around evening i see a few trucks going towards Phuentsholing and was exited thinking the road might have opened. Went there to check it out and still find all the vehicles lined up for the opening. The only cyber cafe in the town was also closed. Thought of trying luck at the engineering college but they would not entertain a non student for net access :) But the college building looked impressive at least from outside.

What else had some soup back to room and a movie again.. This is big waste of time and have a long way to go....

Window of my small room..


Domestic mountain goats spotted!


The great white Mule...


Nicely built residential area...


Just riding around a bit in the hills...


Beautiful school...


The Naughty baker's son...


With his big sis...


The vehicles still in the wait to get across...


Mean while i befriend a couple of cops. To the right is Pemahishi, in the middle is Tajo... sorry forgot!


Small town but the aesthetics are followed...


The Engineering collage building at night...


The lazy big cute dog at the hotel i stayed...


The forbidden road...


Going down to my hotel...



Colorful bar... almost every hotel has a bar section!


Me stuck in the chilly room.. got nothing to do but watch movies...


Spread out...

2 comments:

Arun said...

Now your pics having little ADVRider flavour.. :D

zaffer said...

excellent trip just go onnnnnnnnnnnnnn