at the hearth

at the hearth

the stove is like the heart of the home, the focal point in rural farm homes in the Phobjika valley. we sat in this home drinking tea and eating rice snacks while we waited for the traditional stone bath to get heated up outside

transport

transport

Villagers heading back home after the eventful Black-Crane Festival in Phobjika Valley. There were about 30 of these contraptions parked outside the Dzong, the most popular form of transportation in the sparsely populated, rural valley. Looks like a fun family outting though, doesnt it?