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Bhutan: Truly A Land of Happiness - Part 2

Sharing my photo "Bridge Over Calm Water", which BBC Travel has picked for its Instagram feed:

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Bhutan: Truly A Land of Happiness And Possibilities

Last May, I went with a group of photographers on a travel photography trip to Bhutan, one of the most scenic places I've ever been to. The place is such that it has inspired our team to come up with a travel photography coffee table book that will benefit one of the village schools we have visited. Collectively, we have hundreds and possibly thousands of beautiful photos. Unfortunately we cannot include all these in the book, and so we have invited a panel of photography experts to do the selection objectively - the photos were pooled together by theme, and without any identifying mark to keep the selection process unbiased. We are now close to launching the book, targeted in early October. More details of this coming soon...

One of my favourite photos from the trip, below, is selected for the book :-)

And here are a few more photos from that wonderful trip:

A detailed account of the trip also appears on this month's issue of Tashi Delek, DrukAir's inflight…

Venice's Grand Canal

Travel Channel has recently shared one of my Grand Canal photos on their Instagram page:

I have a couple more from the same vantage point - the Accademia bridge:

And this one from Arsenale:

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Paris: My Favourite Places in Paris (Je t'Aime)

For Flashback Friday, sharing here some snaps taken two summers ago in Paris.

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Madrid: Things to Do in Summer

This year's summer is a real scorcher for Europe, with temperatures hitting a high of 40 degrees Celsius in many European capitals, including Madrid. That has not stopped me though from going out and exploring the Spanish capital during a recent visit. In the mornings when the temperature was tolerable I would visit outdoor attractions, but when the mercury started rising, I would duck into the air-conditioned museums. After all, Madrid is known for its wonderful museums, with the three major ones Museo del Prado, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and Museo Thyssen representing the best in Spanish art and European collection, from pre-Renaissance to modern era. Museo del Prado hosts the classics while Reina Sofia houses modern collections including Spain's most famous export Guernica by Picasso. Thyssen is a private museum, with a vast and rich collection from across the ages. A bonus: it has a nice cafeteria, where I indulged on Spain's sinful coffee bombon, esp…