Sunday, July 19, 2015

Summer in Thimphu

Gloom rainy day in Buddha Point - Thimphu, Bhutan (Summer 2015) 

Hissss.......... Sound of rain drop was buzzing incessantly on my ears this afternoon, even in my sleep. I pulled the blanket up from my toe to head fully, to ensure the cold air wouldn't enter. The coldness was hardly to bear. I couldn't imagine that it was summer here now in Thimphu, the season that I thought was going to be warm in the afternoon.

Raining made me lazy to go anywhere. Bed and home seemed to be the best places to be during this time, with hot tea held with both hands. The cough syrup and the flu tablet made me feeling drowsy, my head was heavy and easily dozing off.

All my shirts were short sleeves, none of them was a long one. I brought only one sweater and one waterproof jacket to shield me from the rain. Two long pants had to be washed one after another while the rest of the three-quarter and short pants were lying idle inside my suitcase. That too, needed days to make it dry!!! Oh, how I wished I could bring more long sleeve shirts and sweater here to keep my body warm from this torturing cold weather.

Umbrella was a must-have thing in your bag at anytime, wherever you go. It would be useful under the morning scorching sun, and followed with a sudden downpour in the afternoon time. Sometimes, it would just a drizzling rain that made you confused whether to open your umbrella or stick it inside your bag. At the end, these tiny drops of rain on your head, made you sick unknowingly. And here, I was one of the victim of this ever changing weather.

This would be my first time traveling in Bhutan during summer time (June to July). And now I believed on what people said, not to choose this season to travel. Other than ever changing hot and rain weather in a day, the condition of the road was another thing that made people travel inconveniently. Muddy and slippery road was common here and made you difficult even only to get out from your house. Nevertheless, this trip had all been worth it for me as I was able to meet most people I'd planned to meet and go to places I'd planned to see. And all this wouldn't be achieved without the help of all my Bhutanese friends who had been so friendly, care, nice, and helpful to me. Thank you, thank you, and thank you everyone of you, who had made all my dreams coming true... :)

12 comments:

Ajay Pai said...

Bhutan, is always serene. It somehow gives me the feeling of peace and serenity.

Himalayan Sonam said...

I find Thimphu a pleasant place to be esp. in summer as the weather - for me - becomes moderate. But in winter the capital becomes unbearable. And I agree easily to those who say this too. :)
I hope you recuperate from this seasonal flu sooner. Buddha bless you.
Take care and enjoy the remaining days in Bhutan.
P.S. I wish you come here frequently to make post of places and experiences you felt in our country, or as you say, your third home. ;)

Launna said...

I hope you feel better Rima... it is hard to enjoy when you don't feel well. I am happy you have some great people in your life ♡

Rima Reyka said...

It is Ajay. Thank you for reading! Wish you have a nice day! :)

Rima Reyka said...

Thank you Nuchu! I wish you have a better summer there in India. I'm sure comparing to there, Bhutan offers a much better summer ;)

Rima Reyka said...

Thank you Launna! I'm still having my medicines now and still kicking out ;) Yes, I'm very blessed here with so many great people around me who cares a lot about me. I thank them from the bottom of my heart :) I wish you a wonderful day! ^^

amrithdiary said...

Hi Rima, I am so sorry u r suffering from seasonal flu. Yes, it's common here during this time of the year. I wish u quick recovery. Please take enough rest and medicine. I am glad that despite numerous challenges posed by monsoon, you have managed to travelled quite a lot of places in Bhutan this time. I wish that your remaining days are equally enjoyable for you. By the way, it was a great fun meeting u over the lunch at DYS canteen last time. I hope we would be able to catch up again.

Rima Reyka said...

Thank you for your care and concern Amrith Sir! I also hope I can get well soon :) Luckily I caught the cold only towards end of my journey and I was blessed with a very good health before that so that I could enjoy my trip to the fullest!

It's great meeting you Amrith Sir! I'll try to drop by again before I leave Bhutan. Tubga? Take care and have a wonderful day! ^^

Tshewang Dorji said...

Have a wonderful stay for the remaining days ma'am....you have visited more than me to taktsang for the record... :p

Rima Reyka said...

Thank you Tshewang! Too bad you weren't here, otherwise I'd love to meet up with you la! ^^ It's not about the quantity ba, but as long as you put your heart in each visit, even once is enough :)

Janvier said...

"this trip had all been worth it for me as I was able to meet most people I'd planned to meet and go to places I'd planned to see": totally agree with you, it is the true meaning of every journey in our life.

Rima Reyka said...

Indeed Janvier! Thank you for dropping by and it seemed you have wonderful time in Bhutan too recently! Have a wonderful day! :)

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