Spring is upon us here in Bhutan. I’m enjoying the warmer weather, despite the slight chill spell that has returned in the past week. The blossoms are out in full bloom throughout the town, a beautiful sight for one born and raised in the tropics. The blossoms also remind me that fresh fruit like apples and mangoes will return soon in a couple more months. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into a freshly plucked apple…
Monday marks Bhutan’s final steps in her march towards a modern democracy. It’s D-day tomorrow as Bhutanese all over the country head to the polls and cast their vote for the party that will form the new democratic government. Thimphu is unusually quiet over the weekend, as many leave the country’s capital to return to the villages across the country to cast their votes. Many shops and restaurant are closed and it wasn’t easy to find lunch in town today.
I wasn’t in Thimphu to witness the local National Council elections in January, so I’m absolutely thrilled about the opportunity to witness the birth of the world’s latest democracy tomorrow. Photo opportunities are a little tricky, so I’m keeping my fingers-crossed.
History will be made tomorrow, my friends, are you excited?