Let the Party Begin

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Traveling in itself is a rewarding experience, and the icing on the cake is when you witness a particular celebration during your stay. If you do your homework properly, you can time your trip according to annual happenings in your planned destination. We did it when we visited Laos 🇱🇦 for the Boum That Luang Festival, worked it out to be in a Guatemala 🇬🇹 celebrating All Saints Day and next day’s colourful Day of the Dead …and while in Bhutan 🇧🇹, we ended the Druk Path Trek with a big celebration:The Thimphu Tsechu Festival.

However, you might stumble upon such events unknowingly and that’s even better…forget the anticipatory hype and the build-ups, the surprise factor doubles the pleasure and is truly the cherry on top of the icing on the cake..Talking from experiences, twice in Myanmar and 5 times in Peru !!


Noviciation Ceremony known as Shinbyu, Pagan, Myanmar – 8 February 2005


Nat Festival, Mt Popa, Myanmar – 9 February 2005

Boun That Luang Festival,Vientiane, Laos – 24 November 2007

The 20th anniversary of the School of Civil Engineering at Universidad Andina Nestor Cáceres Velásquez, Puno, Peru­– 24 October 2011


All Saints Day, Todos Santos Cuchumatan, Guatemala – 1st­ November 2015 


The Day of the Dead  Zunil, Guatemala ­– 2nd November 2015


The Thimphu Tsechu Festival, Thimphu, Bhutan – 12 October 2016


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