Children in Nga Lhakhang Bumthang
The kids we met were on the way back from school. Some pupils have to walk more than one hours every school day under all weather conditions, like rain, snowfall, storm or sunshine. Their minds keep always happy.
The people often protrude their tongue as a sign of happiness, gladness, gratification and show to welcome you. The meaning is quite different than those in Western customs.
(The foto captured in April 2000 during my third tour in Bhutan the transnational highway from Paro in the west to Sandrup Jongkhar in eastern Bhutan the borderline to Asaam in India. Scanned with NIKON CoolScan V ED.)