People say dogs are man’s best friends.
Unintentionally, Magellan and I made some new best friends in Bhutan.
Everyone we know who’s been to Bhutan talks about the huge number of stray dogs, especially in Thimphu, the country’s capital.
“They’re not really a bother during the day,” our friend Marsha told us, “but they bark all night long. If you can, stay in a hotel that’s not in the centre of town.”
Just how many stray dogs are barking in Thimphu?
All 5,000 of them. In a city with fewer than 100,000 people. And there are 10 times that many strays countrywide!
In Thimphu, they call them “solar dogs.”