From 08 to 18 October 2013
Trip organized by the Association Teatro Carlo Felice
At Opera Bhutan Project
Kingdom of Bhutan
Premiere unprecedented historical Opera Live in Bhutan, on the occasion of the birthday of the King, which provides for the execution of the work of Handel's Acis and Galatea (English version with choir). The performance will take place at the courtyard of the ROYAL ACADEMY TEXTILE the new museum of textile art sponsored by the Queen, who will be inaugurated in June 2013. This project aims to create a new original production of GF Handel's Acis & Galatea that incorporates elements of song, dance, instruments and visual arts from the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. 'Opera Bhutan' is a project of musical collaboration with international partners and collaborators from all over the world, including the El Paso Opera, the University of Texas at El Paso, the Music of Bhutan Research Center based in Santa Cruz, California and Thimphu, Bhutan. The event is organized in collaboration with the Government of the Kingdom of Bhutan, with the participation of the Royal Academy of Performing Arts.
TRAVEL ITINERARY 11 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS
Day 1 - Tuesday, 8 October - Italy / Bangkok
Transfer by private bus from Genoa to Malpensa airport. 14:05 Departure by scheduled flight Thai Airways direct from Milan to Bangkok - flight time 10 hours 50 - with arrival the next day. Meals and overnight on board.
Day 2 - Wednesday, October 9 - Bangkok
Arrive at 555 (time zone + 5 hours), transfer to Hotel Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport 4-star accommodation in the rooms that will be available soon. Relax. Half day city tour with guide Italian. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3 - Thursday, October 10 - Bangkok / Paro (2100 m.)
Druk Air flight to Paro 650 1015. Processing formalities, meet your local guide and transfer to the hotel category of state A. Visit the National Museum, with a significant collection of ancient weapons, textiles, Thangka paintings, prints, coins and natural history, located in a new hall waiting for the restoration of the observatory tower of Ta Dzong where before it was hosted. With a short walk you can reach the Paro Dzong, or 'the fortress of the jewels stacked', a fine example of Bhutanese architecture whose massive walls dominate the city, strategically located and with a spectacular view of the valley. Dating back to 1646, is now home to a community of 200 monks and local administration offices. Several scenes of the 1993 film Little Buddha by Bernardo Bertolucci were filmed in this monastery and its surroundings. Accommodation at the hotel. Full board.
Day 4 - Friday, October 11 - Paro / Thimphu (2320 m.)
After breakfast, transfer to Thimphu (65 km: one hour and 45 minutes), photo stop at Tschogang Lhakhang, "the temple of the excellent horse, " a private temple built in the fifteenth century. The road then continues along narrow valleys with high rocks, then open it approaches the capital of Bhutan. Accommodation in Hotel Druk deluxe class (or similar). Afternoon dedicated to visit the city: the Institute of Traditional Medicine that produces medicines based on medicinal herbs, the School of arts and crafts, the National Library, goldsmith shops and crafts. In the afternoon visit the large chorten with statues of Tantric deities, the temple of Changankha (XV cent.) And the small zoo where we can observe the "takin ', the symbolic animal of Bhutan. Continue to the lookout point over the valley of Thimphu and visit the temple of Drupthob and the impressive Trashi Chhoe Dzong. Full board.
Culinary Travels Bustling Bangkok Thailand
Things should be fine at your old school2005-02-27 05:14:59 by FuckRegistration
The problem areas are in the three southernmost provences but the insurgents have said they will move to tourist areas. They haven't yet but it's just a short bus or train ride away.
A couple of attacks on groups of farang in Bangkok, Phuket or other tourist area and the Thai's will lose billions. They don't seem to see it as possible. If it happens, look for a very bloody response from the government.
My family and some friends who keep up with events have wanted me to leave for some time. I want to try to wrap things up and try to stick it out for another 6 monts or so. Then I'll do a tour of all the surrounding countries and come back to beautiful SF.
The more I travel, the more I appreciate America and the San Francisco Bay Area in particular.
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