- Bhutan Part 2So Bhutan wasn't all healthcare, hospitals and nursing, we also spent some time sightseeing, exploring and generally having a grand old time.
We did a day trip to Punakha, the old capital, stopping on the way at the Dochula Pass Posted by isabellepurcell in isabelle vs the world | Dec 17, 2013
- Nursing in Bhutan #2Between our hospital shifts we were also exposed to many other areas of Bhutanese healthcare. We spent a morning at the traditional medicine hospital, an outpatient service for treatments such as needle therapy, hot compression therapy and steam therapy. Posted by isabellepurcell in isabelle vs the world | Nov 8, 2013
- Bhutan #1It's taken me a while to write this, because I honestly didn't know where to begin. I'm still pinching myself everyday and can't quite believe it's real. Bangkok was dark and sleepy and with a 3am wakeup call our first Posted by isabellepurcell in isabelle vs the world | Nov 1, 2013
- Bhutan, Part IITyping on the computer at Sam Sen Sam, an old teak house that has been converted to a very sweet budget guest house, located on a quiet alley in Old Bangkok. But, in addition to English the keyboard has Posted by Carol Van Sant in Around the World | Nov 9, 2012
- Bhutan - Part I
Posted by Carol Van Sant in Around the World | Nov 5, 2012
- Bangladesh and BhutanGreetings after a 1st month in the subcontinent. I've been to a couple of very poor countries way down most peoples list of places to visit but through some innovative thinking have developed societies that were fascinating to see. I'm Posted by carlswall in 2wyvernsonmychest | Apr 14, 2010
- Drukpath trekking route Clean-up campaignHow much each one of us talk about global warming and climate change? How much have we talked about growing garbage and increasing pollution?
Next question is ...Have you ever thought that you can do something to help re-rejuvenate our Posted by karmatbhutan in Amazing Dragon Holidays | Jun 28, 2012
- Bhutan, the Bugatti among countries
The Uma Paro Hotel is doubtless the best deal in Bhutan, but the country did not live up to my expectations. I make the comparison to the Bugatti car brand which employs a similar market Posted by LuxuryRogue in Gentleman Adventurer | Apr 20, 2011
- Final days in Bhutan .... from Punakha to Paro(ignore greece map)
===Jakar to Punakha===
On the morning after the festival in Jakar (12 November), we loaded up the car early for a long drive back to the western part of Bhutan to Posted by janejoe in Yakking it up in Bollywood | Nov 14, 2011
- Festivities in Bumthang Valley, Bhutan==Jakar, Bumthang Valley==
In our last travel blog entry, we stated that Bhutan was the “land of the dragon”. Well, just to affirm our statement, here’s a photo of the country’s flag.
[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/350085/00-P105094.._Bhuta Posted by janejoe in Yakking it up in Bollywood | Nov 12, 2011
- Bhutan, Land of the Dragon(ignore Greece map)
Map of Bhutan:
==Thimpu (the Capitol)==
We arrived in Bhutan via Delhi, India in the late afternoon of 6 November. After getting our luggage, we were greeted by our guide, Kuenga, and driver who we’ll have throu Posted by janejoe in Yakking it up in Bollywood | Nov 10, 2011
The Kingdom of Bhutan is a small country nestled high in the Himalayas. The only international airport is situated in the second largest town of Paro Posted by bsmethers in Travel Logs | Nov 2, 2009
- Still my Happy Place!Still happy in Bhutan!
This country is something really special. I have not met a person yet that isn't nice, smiling, seemingly content. When I asked my guide about GNH, she said she thinks it really is working, and her best Posted by ryanober1 in All Ober the Globe | Apr 9, 2011
- GNH (Gross National Happiness)GNH (Gross National Happiness)
When we all chose our first country to visit on our trip, my first was Bhutan. I read an article in National Geographic about this country and what it believes in and how the people act and Posted by ryanober1 in All Ober the Globe | Apr 9, 2011
- today1went swimmong
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- Bhutan!!!We believe that Bhutan is one of the best kept secrets in the world. Thanks to some great research by Kym and some encouraging words from my aunt Sharon, we decided to go. It is rather expensive and this was Posted by kym.haley in Quarter Life Crisis? Maybe so... | Jun 9, 2010
- The Last Shangri-LaA ‘Dzong’ is a monastery. A ‘Wang’ is a blessing. And there are huge phalluses painted on people’s houses.
Welcome to Bhutan.
The Land of the Thunder Dragon, or the last Shangri La, remai Posted by meghatron in The Adventures of Tron | Mar 22, 2010
- Voices of Oklahoma Web Story on Being a Fulbright in BhutanThe Voices of Oklahoma Web Magazine has just published this article on our visit to Bhutan:
There is a great photo essay with pictures taken b Posted by mgivel in Bhutan Diary | Feb 11, 2010
- Bhutan National Day CelebrationMuch to my surprise, I received an invitation from the Royal Government of Bhutan to observe in a distinguished visitor's enclosure at Changlimthang National Stadium in Thimphu--Bhutan's National Day celebration on December 17, 2009. The National Day cel Posted by mgivel in Bhutan Diary | Dec 20, 2009
- Press Coverage in Bhutan on New Tobacco ReportA major newspaper in Bhutan--Kuensel--has just run a great story on my newly released tobacco report: http://www.kuenselonline.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=14055
The article is entitled: [i]Non-criminal approach recommended, Posted by mgivel in Bhutan Diary | Nov 28, 2009
- Bhutan Tobacco Policy and Administration Report I have completed my final report on Bhutan's unique anti-tobacco legislation enacted in 2004.
You can read the entire report here: http://faculty-staff.ou.edu/G/Michael.S.Givel-1/Bhutan%20Tobacco%20Monograph8.pdf
Posted by mgivel in Bhutan Diary | Nov 24, 2009
- Taktshang, The Tiger’s Nest
RIM has finished training another group of Japanese volunteers. To cap off their orientation, they took a field trip to the famous Tiger’s Nest (Taktshang Lhakhang), the temple to Guru Rinpo Posted by rsherry in Bhutan Diary | Nov 18, 2009
- Travels in Central BhutanWe all made a trip to the district of Bumthang in central Bhutan Oct. 23-26. Bumthang is rural area, famous for its cheese and festivals, and its own style of food. We choose to go on a weekend to minimize Posted by rsherry in Bhutan Diary | Nov 13, 2009
- The Pobjilkha ValleyPobjilkha is a beautiful green valley, the bottom just turning rust colored as frost hits the sedges.
The bottom is about 4km wide and very long, long enough that some residents
migrat Posted by rsherry in Bhutan Diary | Nov 10, 2009
- Thimphu Tsechu Day 3We've been having computer and internet problems, so here (only a bit late!) is the description of the the last day of the Thimphu Festival, on Sept. 30. Since then, it's gotten much cooler, only a light jacket is needed Posted by rsherry in Bhutan Diary | Nov 5, 2009