Growing up, I came to know Bhutan as a hermit kingdom. When I visited this landlocked country last October, I found a Bhutan that was trying to modernize rapidly while still maintaining its Buddhist culture and history.
I spent a few days in Paro Valley before going further east to Punakha Valley. Both were absolutely breathtaking but in completely different ways. It's crazy how such a small country (18,147 square miles to be exact) can be home to so many varying climates and biodiversity.
We were fortunate enough to stay at both Uma by COMO properties in Bhutan. Service was impeccable and the resorts seamlessly blended into their rustic surroundings. Every itinerary to Bhutan will include a trek up to the famous Tiger's Nest. However, I would highly recommend taking it easy and simply enjoying the serenity of this beautiful country.