It is getting colder!

At our favorite coffee place




Time to end the evening with nice warm Udon noodles.  Stay warm lovelies  :)


Update!! Move to tokyo!! Part 1

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Hello lovely people,
Long time huh!! ? I apologize for not updating my blog for a very long time. I can’t believe it is December already. How have you all been? How was your Halloween and Thanksgiving?!!! Hope you guys are having a great holiday season. What did you guys dress up as for Halloween? I would love to hear about your costumes and experiences.
As for me, I dressed up as a broken doll and one of my friends/co-worker invited me for Trick or Treating (tot) with her class students. It was so much fun taking out the Japanese kids for ToT.
Anyhow, A little important update! We got stationed here in Japan in June. I apologize for not mentioning that earlier.  I was a little superstitious about spreading the big news early because it I feel like when you talk about something you are excited about you can jinx it. I was worried about the whole visa thing since this was my first time traveling internationally as a military dependent. We called customs in Japan and asked about it, but I was still skeptical. Thankfully, everything was cool and I got here safely and I didn't need any extra paperwork. Hooray for that! Paperwork’s.. bla..! Its been great so far. We have met so many nice people, nice neighbors, and new friends.
Phew! Unpacking was a hassle but we still got to visit few places here in Tokyo in between unpacking and re-arranging our new home.
Hope you guys have been all well and good. :) I wanted to share some random pictures to summarize what all went down and maybe you will find things you might like to do.  I have been busier in past few months than ever been for 2 years in Fort Irwin. :/  I will try to update often now.
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Take care! Have a lovely day /Night :)
with love Bhutangirl
First weekend out to Tokyo.
Our first shipment Items! SHoes ;)

One of the first things we did in Tokyo. Like a tourist. Tokyo sky tree :), I  would recommend going there in the late afternoon so you see both the day and night view.


And one of my favorite stores :) JOYFUL Honda.. It's overwhelming when you get there..so many things.
Here's a sneak preview of its tiny little section. It is very close to the Yokota East Gate! My good neighbor showed me how to get there :) Let me know if you need any directions, I will be happy to help!


 Anime....
Showa Park: Everybody on Yokota should know about Showa park because it is also very close to us. This was an accidental find for us when we went to the Aeon mall and just followed our gps to this park. What a wonderful park!
It is especially beautiful during the fall! 


Only in Japan! can a public bathroom be so clean like this
our first camping as a couple at lake Motosu with our neighbor friend :)



 And my first garden :) Who knew I had that in me. I guess it got passed down from my beautiful mother. :)
Last but not least, let's sum up the part one with this picture :) Who Loves Beer!!!?




black and white with red

Last Day in Fort Irwin. I like :)

Result of Photo session around the tanks and helicopters :)
Wearing: shirt from H&M
Jessica Simpsons Jegging
My summer go to bag from Urban (I love it. Reason why? Color is neutral, It is small and surprisingly fits a lot of stuff )

Paro Taktsang, Tiger's nest: Bhutan


While coming back from our journey, we saw some Golden Langurs too. 


I visited Bhutan after eight long years in 2011. I went for a month but it felt like it wasn’t enough time. I will have to extend up to 2-3 months on my next visit.
While I was there, I had a great opportunity to visit Taktsang and various other temples in Paro. I always wanted to go to Taktsang when I was still living in Bhutan but never had the chance to. Unfortunately I could not go there before the fire destroyed the top part of Taktsang in 1998. But they repaired it really well.
Taktsang also known as Tiger’s nest is a very popular tourist area in Bhutan. It is located in Paro, which makes it very convenient for our tourists to visit because our only international airport is located in Paro.
From the bottom to the entrance of Taktsang, it is about 2-3 hours hike uphill or you can rent a horse like my dad did for about $15.00. Personally, I would not recommend riding back on a horse downhill because the saddle rubs up on the horse and it is torture for them.  
If you are hiking with shorts, remember to bring a pair of pants with you because you will not be able to enter inside the temple if you are showing your knees (for women only). I took a half kira (modern traditional dress) in my bag.
If you would like to make an offering to the temple, you can buy some incense sticks, Dalda (substitution for butter) or even flags to tie on the outside of the temple. 
 
I had a great experience and it was like a dream. It felt like I achieved a great accomplishment when I got up there. It is so beautiful!!! 

If you would like to travel to Bhutan and experience the beauty and peacefulness, please visit my other page.

 Also, I was very excited when I recently discovered a great travel guide at a local Barnes and Noble bookstore.  It is called Bhutan by the Lonely Planet.  There was only one copy at the store I visited so it may be a tough find.  It was a great book and had lots of detailed information about visiting Bhutan, I highly recommend it.

Passportchop has some great tips on how to ride a horse up and down the hiking trail.

 To read more about Taktsang:
“It is a small monastery hung far up on a cliff overlooking a spectacular valley. It is also one of thirteen small monasteries or “tigers lairs” where the Guru Rinpoche or “Precious Master” also known as the “Second Buddha” of Bhutan is said to have meditated.”
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Have a lovely day! Hope you enjoyed my post!!