Tiger’s Nest

Here comes the main event–our hike to the famous Tiger’s Nest or as locals call it, Takstang Goemba. The impressive monastery seemingly defies gravity, perched atop the edge of a 1200 meter tall cliff. Yes, 1200 meters–which means it’s quite a hike up. Going into it, I was both excited and wary–excited because I’ll finally […]

More
16 COMMENTS

Pure and Cool

If you follow me on Snapchat, then you probably already know my family is currently building a new home. Mom and dad has been hands off with the project so it’s basically just me and my siblings who are taking care of the entire thing. As the fashion designer in the family, my role is […]

More
12 COMMENTS

Do Like The Locals Do

After our trip to the temple of the Divine Madman, our guide Mani brought us to a beautiful hillside to enjoy a quiet picnic lunch. Together with our driver, he carefully laid down a nice comfortable mat for us to sit on and arranged all the warm dishes they prepared for us. It was the […]

More
8 COMMENTS

Punakha

On the morning of February 2, 2016, we made our way to Punakha’s Chimi Lakhang, more famously known as the Temple of the Divine Madman. It required a short walk from the main road, around the farms and a small village before we got to the temple. Aside from the usual breathtaking views however, what […]

More
14 COMMENTS

A Home Between Phobijka And Punakha

Traveling across Bhutan isn’t for the weak. Aside from having to adjust to a higher altitude, a lot of time is spent on the road–roads that are not as well-developed as we’re accustomed to. It can sometimes feel like it’s a never-ending merry-go-around, having to drive around in circles making our way up and down […]

More
16 COMMENTS

Palace Of Bliss

On our fourth day in Bhutan, we made our way to Punakha Valley which was previously the capital of Bhutan until 1955. Although it is considered to be one of the warmest valleys in the country (due to its lower elevation of 1200m above sea level), it was still super cold. I don’t know how […]

More
18 COMMENTS

Down-To-Earth Bhutan

As mentioned in my previous post, Gangtey has two luxury hotels–one is Gangtey Goenpa Lodge where we stayed and the other is the Amankora Gangtey. Although I prefer Gangtey Goenpa Lodge’s authentic feel, there’s no denying the latter’s appeal. It’s modern minimalist aesthetic (as seen in the first nine photos below) can make anyone feel […]

More
14 COMMENTS

Gangtey Nature Trail

No trip to Bhutan would be complete without hiking to the Tiger’s Nest but since it’s more or less a 10km hike up, it’s a pretty long hike that needs a little warm up session. This Gangtey Nature Trail is only an easy 2 hour trek around the valley’s wildlife sanctuary so it was a […]

More
14 COMMENTS

My Favorite Home In Bhutan

My sister and I knew traveling to Bhutan wouldn’t exactly be cheap. Aside from the minimum fee the government of Bhutan requires from all tourists, Bhutan also has the fanciest hotels. In fact, it actually has the most number of Aman group of hotels in the world. Yes, that same Aman group of Amanpulo fame. […]

More
42 COMMENTS

Maintaining My Skin

I’ve had really fair skin all my life. I remember back in high school my friends would tease me that my skin was turning transparent because it was that white. I guess this is the reason why I used to never really bother maintaining my fair complexion. I could stay all day under the sun, […]

More
14 COMMENTS