Another destination suggested in Wanderlust's 50 Best New Trips for 2011 feature, Bhutan's Merak Sakten region was closed to travellers in 1995 to protect its distinctive culture and - so the legend goes - flourishing yeti population. In 2010, the kingdom's doors reopened. Blue Poppy Tours & Treksoffers the chance to be among the the first to traverse the hillsides, high passes and raging rivers of the region, and pause to drink yak-butter tea with locals wearing shamo - the regional and quite unique headgear which resembles less hat, and more spider.
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- Collecting lots of momentos and keeping them in a safe place
- Creating an online photo album and sharing with friends
- Keeping my personal digital photo collection to look back to
- Not really bothered about photos or momentos, the memories are in my head