Bhutan

Good-Bye Bhutan

The sun is setting on my last day here in Bhutan.  I have just finished a 5 hour uphill hike to Bhutan’s famous Tiger’s Nest viewpoint and now I recover in my hotel room – with Bhutanese wine (blah!). The room I have been given has a fantastic view of an ancient Dzong (fortress) at…

“American Lady does Bhutan”

An English man inquiring about my visit to Bhutan today at lunch exclaimed, “Oh, so its like American lady does Bhutan!?”  Well, I guess so :).  Anyway, it was too cute not to use as my title. *** Bhutan is truly breathtaking; Majestic mountains, green terraced rice fields, powder blue rivers, colorful temples ,  grand…

The Land of Gross National Happiness – Bhutan

The Land of the Thunder Dragon and the Land of GNH (Gross National Happiness), this is the Kingdom of Bhutan. I have yet to learn how they actually measure the happiness of their people, but I can say that my happiness level rose exponentially when I walked off the plain into the fresh Himalayan air.  The weight…