Spent Brothers Productions
Gazette 125

BHUTAN October 2013

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Refreshment tent
Our old friend Karma in one of the temporary restaurants at the religious festival in central Bhutan

Blood sausage  Blood sausage
Blood sausage - hanging from the rafters & fried on the plate
These are highly spiced with xanthoxylum peperitum (a.k.a. sichuan pepper)

Derek dressing in Bhutanese costume  Sheila dressing in Bhutanese costume
Getting dressed in Bhutanese costume to attend Day 1 of the festival
(Right photograph © Karma Tenzin 2013)

Masked dancers  Masked dancers
One of the fools (left) with masked dancers

Derek & Sheila  Karma & brothers in law
Derek & Sheila enjoy a lunchtime beer (photograph © Karma Tenzin 2013) /
Karma (right) & two of his brothers-in-law, Dorji (left) was our driver on our last visit to Bhutan

Cow's lung  Momos
Lunch - stewed spicy cow's lung & steamed momos (dumplings stuffed with spiced meat, cheese or vegetables) with chilli sauce

Bumthang scene
View from the balcony of the apartment we stayed in for 4 nights

Bedroom  Sitting room
Our bedroom / The sitting room, complete with essential wood burning stove (it was pretty chilly at night)

All set for the festival   Dressed for the festival
Dressed for Day 2 of the festival

Masked dancers  Girls singers & dancers
Masked dancers / A fool ushering the girl singers/dancers

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Photographs © Derek & Sheila Henderson 2013