Last week there was a festival held at Dochula, one of the high road passes, and having just had my own gho made to fit me (traditional Bhutanese male dress) I thought I would go and don my new threads as well as see some traditional dances and beautiful textiles. The location was wonderful. Usually these festivals are held at temples or fortresses but this was held atop a grassy field overlooking the valley below and clouds above. Weather was cold but could not have been any more lovely. I finally got to meet the queen (but not the king) and talked with her for a bit. Beautiful, intelligent and friendly... great combination for a queen. I saw some dances I hadn't seen before, masks I had never seen and had a very enjoyable time.