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Clint and Janice Dyer (Created Date: 2010-10-29)

Dear Min,
THANK YOU very much for all of your arrangements and advice for our trip to Bhutan , Nepal and Tibet .  I especially appreciate your careful verification of my requests regarding flight schedules, visas and other documentation as well as flight codesharing.  It assured me that you were thorough in your preparation and gave me confidence to book our complicated itinerary with you.
We were met at each airport by your representatives and escorted to our hotel or program.  We have no complaint about timeliness, reliability of vehicles used, appearance of the staff.  As it is expensive (and unneeded) to be personally escorted every step of the way, this is very important.  And, thanks for providing the contact information in each country.
The tour program covered a nice variety of activities and sites and we feel we got a taste of each location, peoples and food.  I realize that it was expensive because we had to fly from country to country due to our short time for vacation; otherwise, we feel we got good value for the tour package of hotels, transportation, guides and entrance fees (as well as Bhutanese meals !)
We were fortunate to have good guides in each location.  Pema ( Tibet ) has a good knowledge of his homeland and explained the various aspects of Tibetan Buddhism well.  He has a great love of Tibet and his enthusiasm made the visit enjoyable.  Binod's ( Nepal ) knowledge of both Hinduism and Buddhism is very broad and deep and it was good to understand the similarities and contrasts.  He performed his homework well - all of our shopping requests were met !  Karma ( Bhutan ) was a very entertaining fellow and good company on the long car rides through the valleys and mountains of Bhutan .  He explained many aspects of Bhutanese culture.  We enjoyed several long walks with Birendra ( Nepal ) in Nagarkot, so we hope he wasn't too tired.
And, all guides recommended nice restaurants for our meals - good food, good taste, clean. Transportation was comfortable and all drivers were conscious of safety.  They observed basic speed limits and driving rules; they were careful and paid attention to road conditions and other drivers.  We felt safe to be riding with them.
The weak point was the quality of some of the hotels.  Although I requested 3 star hotels, since they should provide reasonable amenities at a reasonable price, some of the hotels  were in need of repair.  I can understand the use of local building materials and that the quality of repairs are often at a basic level.
Our best wishes to you and all of the guides and drivers who made our trip simply wonderful.
Additional comments from Richard Clint,
"We enjoyed our trips to Tibet , Nepal and Bhutan . All countries hold special significance religiously, historically and each had its own style of beauty. Each was struggling to maintain their ancient cultures while still trying to grow and attract tourists. Tibet was struggling in this battle and frankly their temples and palaces are far too small to support any additional flow of tourists. This, coupled with the lack of support from China to protect the Tibetan way of life, will just accelerate their demise. Nepal was a place of chaotic beauty with literally sensory overload from its rich religious artifacts. Unfortunately, Kathmandu was a prime example of a city that was quickly collapsing under the weight of accelerated growth. Neither their basic living infrastructure nor their administrative support from the government was anywhere near what was required to maintain the existing population. They will have to undergo major transformation in the coming years to turn their situation around. Bhutan was a very well run country with an unspoiled beauty we have seen in very few countries. Their challenge is to continue to manage their growth properly. Everywhere we saw a doubling of growth in roads, cars, construction and in some cities the actual population. We will always remember the intricate Hindu and Buddhist temples of Nepal . We will treasure the Buddhist prayer sessions within the ancient Tibetan monasteries with the locals spinning their prayer wheels, chanting of Om-ma-ni-pe-me-hung with the yak butter bottle smoke drifting upward to illuminate the ancient protectors of the temple. Finally, we will savor the fresh air, beautiful countryside, happy people and impressive fortresses of Bhutan . We hope to return to Bhutan to experience an Himalayan trek to see the rhododendrons blooming right before the monsoon season."
 
Yours truly, Clint and Janice Dyer Yokohama , Japan Apr/May2007 (Please ask address with us , if you want )

Email: janicekdyer@yahoo.com

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