Thursday, November 22, 2012

Prayer Flags of Bhutan

Click image to enlarge. Images Copyright Philip Montgomery

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Old friends meeting place

If you've read 'Two Roads East', the images below were the inspiration for Chapter 33

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Road East, Bhutan

Cars, trucks, tourist buses, four wheel drives, small farm tractors, horses, bulls, cows, dogs, cats, monkeys, mules,  local walkers, extremely fit (and brave) cyclists on tours and last but not least road workers ( who keep the roads passable) are all part of the road scene in Bhutan. 
(Click on the images to enlarge)

All images by Philip Montgomery

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Revisiting Bhutan

Mt. Everest seen from the window of the Drukair plane. Image PJM

This month, for the first time in over ten years, I was fortunate to revisit Bhutan, this time with two family members. In the next few weeks I hope to post some photos that reflect the wonder of this unique Himalayan Kingdom and show some of the 'settings ' found in my novel.

Drukair arrival Paro Airport. Image PJM
Thanks to all our Bhutanese friends, old and new who helped plan our trip, Drukair for getting us there  and back on the new route from Singapore, the friendly hotel waitresses, hotel operators,  and importantly our careful, cultural expert/driver who drove us from  Paro to Bumthang and back, safely dodging cows, cats, dogs, monkeys, tractors and trucks, without incident.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Review copies arrived

Thrilled to receive the paperbacks. Love Kindle reading, especially for traveling but nothing better than to hold the finished product - perfect print job too!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Bhutan-Tour of the Dragon

If you are reading or have read 'Two Roads East' you will get some idea of the road journey the characters in my novel take by watching this video. A treacherous section of the road, not unlike what is shown here, is the setting for the novels' turning point - an event that changes many lives.

I've traveled the road east to Trashigang and back many times ( a two day journey each way)  in a Landcruiser or Hilux, and as a keen cyclist myself I never wished that I'd brought my bike - so good luck to the competitors and I hope they get to 'take in the scenery' on the way back at least!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Paperback coming soon

Delighted to announce that the paperback of Two Roads East (proof shown above) 
will be available soon
- below is the back cover blurb.