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Adjusting back to Thimphu

It’s been a year I’ve been away from the buzz of the city and things have changed a lot in the capital. No longer can one cross a street without getting bumped by some car and driving in this city is a sheer nightmare. It’s not enough that you are a good driver because there are hundred reckless drivers in town. Cars come onto you from every nook and corner without following any traffic rule. In such town, I prefer coming to office early morning and not moving from the parking lot all day long.
I haven’t visited the famous Sheare Square mall yet nor Shoppers Stop. In fact I haven’t done any shopping yet. I’m still sleeping walking, missing the peace and tranquility and friendly people of Samdrup Jongkhar. Being a country girl likes it in the country side.
I have everything here; my folks are only an hour away in Paro.  Yet there seems to be something missing in this place despite everything. In S/jongkhar I never had to go anywhere because I didn’t have any work outside the office and here even lunch breaks cannot be spared. One is always kept busy here.
The other day I had an awful encounter with the traffic police for breaching the traffic rules. I did not give way to the vehicle already in the round-about. After that incident the mere sight of any police gives me goose-bumps. I have to be somewhere else in Bhutan but Thimphu.
These days I am house-hunting in Thimphu; from Bebessa to Taba there’s no place that I haven’t visited but there’s no house that suits my need and income group. Those few vacant houses are either to far or too expensive. Ads say ‘fully furnished house for rent @Nu. 25,000 per month.

Comment (1) on "Adjusting back to Thimphu"

  1. Welcome back to Thimphu and to blogging too Ganzin! Yes Thimphu has become too crowded now and to think about getting a decent flat within your income is a total nightmare. I want to move out of Thimphu so badly.Good luck for the house hunting 🙂

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